Videos Show The Assassination Of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Commander Hisam Abu Harbid – The Attack Turned Him Into A Pancake

Israeli warplanes unleashed another wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Monday, destroying about 60 miles of militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders — and also killing a senior Islamic Jihad leader, the military said.

IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters Monday that it had assassinated Hussam Abu Harbeed, who commanded Islamic Jihad’s northern Gaza brigade and led attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians for almost 15 years.

In a statement, the IDF said Harbeed “was behind several anti-tank missile terror attacks against Israeli civilians.” One of those attacks occurred on the first day of the current round of fighting when a civilian was wounded, Conricus said.

The ministry doesn’t specify how many of the dead belonged to Hamas or other terrorist groups.

IDF released a video from the airstrike.

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While a news crew captured the aftermath of the assassination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Hisam Abu Harbid.

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Photo from the vehicle reveals that what was once a commander of Islamic Jihad is now just a pancake:

There was no immediate confirmation from Islamic Jihad or its armed wing, the al-Quds Brigades, about the assassination.

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