Tel Aviv, Jan 4(IANS)
The Israel Defense Forces( IDF) on Thursday said that they have assassinated Palestine Islamic Jihad( PIJ) leader who headed northern Gaza operations.
In a statement the IDF said that it killed Palestine Islamic Jihad( PIJ) northern Gaza operations head Mamdouh Lolo.
The deceased leader was instrumental in planning all of the Islamic Jihad military and terror operations during and before the war for many years.
The IDF said that he was especially involved in masterminding attacks against Israeli territory and the home front in general.
Sources in IDF told IANS that the Shin Bet had provided proper and specific intelligence about the PIJ leader.
It may be recalled that the Hamas Deputy Political leader Saleh al-Arouri was killed in a drone attack a couple of days before in Beirut, Lebanon. This has triggered a volley of criticsm against Israel.However IDF or Israel government didnt take responsibility of the killing.
The Chief of Israeli spy agency Mossad, David Barnea had said yesterday that those who participated in the October 7 massacre on Israel have signed their death warrants.