The Israeli military managed to destroy during the operation “Shield and Arrow” in the Gaza Strip the entire top of the Palestinian radical movement “Islamic Jihad” (the organization was recognized as a terrorist organization and banned in Russia). This was stated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, writes TASS.
According to him, the fight against the Islamists continued for five days. Netanyahu also noted that the army and intelligence were tasked with carrying out the operation using only initiative and surprise. Such an instruction was carried out successfully, he added. The Prime Minister also praised the actions of the Israeli military. “With complete surprise and a constant display of initiative, we eliminated the entire top of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza. We eliminated dozens of terrorists, destroyed 17 Jihad headquarters, missile depots, anti-tank crews and much more,” he explained.In conclusion, Netanyahu thanked the military for their professionalism and the Israelis for their endurance.On May 11, it was also reported that the Israel Defense Forces announced the destruction of one of the commanders of the Islamic Jihad, Ali Ghali.