Video shows explosive Israeli airstrike on an apartment block in Gaza, in ‘targeted killing’ of an Islamic Jihad commander

Mourners attend the funeral of senior Islamic Jihad commander Iyad Al-Hasani, who was killed in an Israeli strike, in Gaza City May 13, 2023.
An Israeli airstrike killed a top leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
PIJ targeted the Jerusalem area with rocket attacks on Friday.
Recent fighting has seen hundreds of strikes and rocket exchanges between Israel and Gaza militants.

An Israeli airstrike killed a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the organization has announced, per BBC News. 

A video distributed by the Israel Defense Forces showed a missile being fired into an upper floor of an apartment block in Gaza on Friday, followed by a massive explosion. Israel called the strike a “targeted killing.” 

Iyad al-Hassani is the sixth PIJ leader to be killed by Israel this week.

—Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) May 12, 2023


BBC News reported that al-Hassani was put in the post to replace Khalil al-Bahtini, who was killed along with his child by an Israeli…

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