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7 killed in Israeli attack on Gaza's Rafah

Khaled Mansour, senior leader of Islamic Jihad group, killed in Israeli attack, says Al-Quds Brigades

Hani es-Sair  | 07.08.2022 - Update : 07.08.2022
7 killed in Israeli attack on Gaza's Rafah

GAZA CITY, Palestine

At least seven people were killed in an Israeli attack on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, local authorities said on Sunday.

Seven dead bodies, including a boy and two women, were recovered from the rubble of a building that was targeted by Israel, said Hamas-run Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Buzum.

Meanwhile, Al-Quds Brigades said in a statement that Khaled Mansour, a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad group, was killed in the attack.

On late Saturday, the Health Ministry said that at least 24 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since Aug. 5.

Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes in the area citing an "imminent threat of attack" by the Islamic Jihad group.

The attacks came amid rising tensions across Palestinian territories since Monday, when Israeli forces detained Bassam al-Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad, in a raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

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