Israeli Air Strike Killed Key Gaza Salafist

October 13, 2012  

The Israeli air strike on Gaza Saturday night killed a key Salafist leader and a fellow activist, sources in the Palestinian Authority told AFP.

The two were identified as Jordanian national Sheikh Hisham al-Saedini, 43, also known as Abu Al-Waleed Al-Maqdissi, of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, and Fayek Abu Jazar, 42.

A 12-year-old boy was among two other people who were wounded in the attack, PA medical officials said.

Hisham al-Saedini was head of the Gaza Salafist group Tawhid wal-Jihad and one of the founders of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, according to AFP.

Jordanian Hisham al-Saedini was considered one of the most important Salafist leaders in Gaza, said the report. He was originally held by Hamas following the kidnap and murder of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni last year but was released in August following Jordanian intervention.

An Israeli military spokesman said the attack targeted members of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, a Salafist group, who were “responsible for terrorist activities.”

The Mujahedeen Shura Council has issued a statement earlier, saying it was behind a Grad missile attack on Netivot Friday night.

The rocket exploded in the yard of a residential building, causing one person to suffer from shock.

Gaza-based terrorists have fired more than 60 rockets at southern Israel this past week, most of which have fallen in open areas. The escalation in rocket attacks began after an Israeli air strike on Sunday in Gaza hit two Global Jihad terrorists.

The terrorists responded by firing over 50 rockets at Israel during the holiday of Simchat Torah alone, with more being fired in the days that followed.

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