“My father died as a Martyr we are behind him on his path,” says son of terror leader
Khaled Mansour was one of the leaders of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, killed in the recent Gaza war. Al-Jazeera TV Live interviewed some of his family members including his young son who was holding an automatic rifle. His message was very simple and short: He will continue his father’s path:
Islamic Jihad 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]
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is an international designated terror organization, whose goal is the destruction of Israel.
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 canceling 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.