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Son of Islamic Jihad Gaza Commander: “My father died as a Martyr we are behind him on his path”

Al-Jazeera TV (Arabic)  |


Al-Jazeera TV Live, interview with the family of Islamic Jihad’s southern Gaza commander Khaled Mansour, who was killed during Israel’s Operation Breaking Dawn

Terrorist Khaled Mansour’s son:
"I want to give a message to the Zionist enemy: Although my father died as a Martyr, we are behind him on his path. You think that the mastermind is gone, no, the mastermind is in our hearts. And Allah willing, we will go on this path that he wanted, Allah willing.”

[Al-Jazeera TV Live, Aug. 10, 2022]

Operation Breaking Dawn - Following the arrest of Islamic Jihad's West Bank commander Bassam Al-Sa'adi on Aug. 1, 2022, the terror organization planned to attack Israeli civilians living near the Gaza Strip, according to military intelligence. Israel was forced to put those civilians in total lockdown, closing all roads and cancelling buses and trains. After three days of lockdown, on Aug. 5 Israel began attacking the terror organization's infrastructure and killed two of its top leaders, northern Gaza commander Tayseer Jabari and southern Gaza commander Khaled Mansour. Islamic Jihad fired over 1,100 rockets and missiles at Israeli residential areas, with approximately 200 rockets falling short inside Gaza, killing at least 16 Palestinian residents including children. Hamas reported 44 Palestinians killed, at least 15 of whom were members of terror organizations. Operation Breaking Dawn ended with a ceasefire under Egyptian mediation on Aug. 7, 2022.