A short while ago, the IDF targeted an additional senior operative of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, Ahmed Abu-Deka, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad rocket launching force.

Abu-Deka was responsible for the rocket launches toward Israel over the last few days, and specifically toward the city of Sderot, along with the routine management of the forces.

Abu-Deka operated to advance, plan, and execute rocket fire attacks toward Israel. He took part in the barrages of rockets fired toward Israeli civilians during operations "Guardian of the Walls" and "Breaking Dawn."

Last night, the IDF announced that another Islamic Jihad leader was killed in Gaza.

“A short while ago, IDF fighter jets targeted Ali Ghali, the commander of the rocket launching force of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip, who was in a hideout apartment in Khan Yunis,” the IDF spokesman stated.

As of 2:30 pm, 550 rockets have been fired at Israel since Monday night. The Iron Dome and David's Sling missile defense systems have intercepted 175 rockets. 124 rockets failed to cross into Israeli territory and landed in Gaza, killing four innocent people.

Ahmed Abu-Deka
Ahmed Abu-DekaIDF Spokesman