And the Israeli occupation army announced, in a statement on Friday, the assassination of al-Hassani, a “leader” in the al-Quds Brigades, and stated in a statement that the assassination of Iyad al-Hassani came in a joint operation between the Israeli army and the Shin Bet (General Security), claiming that the martyr “was involved in all decisions related to firing rockets.” And the rocket salvoes carried out by the Islamic Jihad organization against Israel.
The occupation army described al-Hassani as “responsible for the operations file in the Islamic Jihad,” and that he assumed the position of Khalil al-Bahtini in managing the fighting in the Gaza Strip, after al-Bahtini was martyred a few days ago.
The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip said in a statement that “two Palestinians were killed and 5 others were wounded in an Israeli bombing of a residential apartment in Al-Nasr neighborhood in Gaza City.”
On Tuesday, Israel began its aggression against the besieged Strip, with the assassination of three Islamic Jihad leaders, Jihad Shaker Al-Ghanam, Khalil Salah Al-Bahtini, and Tariq Muhammad Ezz Al-Din.
For the first time since the escalation of fighting across the border between Israel and Gaza, the resistance fired rockets towards Jerusalem on Friday, while Israel also continued air strikes on the Strip, amid Egyptian efforts to reach a cease-fire.
In addition, the head of the government media office in Gaza, Salama Maarouf, warned that the work of the only power plant would stop working within 72 hours, as fuel quantities are about to run out in light of the continued closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing.
In the context, Marouf said that the Israeli army destroyed about 8 buildings, adding that about 532 housing units were damaged, of which 37 were uninhabitable and 495 were partially or severely damaged.
For its part, the Israeli Channel 13 revealed that the Chief of Staff of the Army, Herzi Halevy, and the head of the General Security Service, Ronen Bar, told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “it is right to seek an end to the operation in Gaza.”
The channel said, “The heads of the security services, in their discussion with Netanyahu, spoke about the achievements Israel made in the operation, as well as the Israeli attempt to remove Hamas from the image, and therefore it is right at this stage to seek to put an end to it.”
And Hebrew media reported, quoting Israeli sources, that the Egyptian mediator told Tel Aviv that if today and tomorrow ends and a truce is not reached with Islamic Jihad, Hamas will openly enter the confrontation.
On Thursday, Israeli media reported, quoting officials, that the truce talks in the Gaza Strip had stopped.
For his part, the spokesman for the “Islamic Jihad” movement in Palestine, Tariq Salmi, said on Thursday that “no international parties communicate with them except the Egyptian brothers.”
Earlier, sources in the “Islamic Jihad” movement denied reports of reaching a truce agreement with the Israeli side, stressing the continuation of the mediations.