Islamic Jihad commander was slain in an Israeli attack. A top commander of Islamic Jihad has been killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza. The deceased was identified as Husam Abu Harbid. Al-Jazeera reported on Monday (May 17th).
The Israeli army has confirmed that Hussein Abu Harbid was killed in a bombing. In a statement, they said Harbid planned to carry out multiple terrorist attacks aimed at killing Israeli civilians. So the attack was carried out to destroy that plan.
Israeli-Palestinian violence, which began a week ago, continued on Monday (May 17th).
The bloody clashes that began on May 10 have so far claimed the lives of 198 people, including 58 children. At least 1,300 people were injured. Ten people, including two children, were killed in Israel.
The UN Security Council convened on Sunday (May 16th) to call for an end to the ongoing violence. The third meeting of the UN Security Council, which called for an end to the conflict between Palestine and Israel, has also failed. Earlier, two closed-door meetings also failed. The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Gaza, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”.
Incidentally, during the Arab-Israeli war in 1967, Israel occupied East Jerusalem and annexed the entire city in 1980. However, their move was never recognized by the international community.