Israeli attack in Damascus hits Palestinian resistance commander’s home, martyrs his son: SANA
In a failed assassination attempt, the Israeli military has launched a strike against the home of a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in the Syrian capital, Damascus, around the same time the regime martyred a senior commander of the resistance group in the Gaza Strip.
According to Syria’s official SANA news agency, two rockets targeted the home of Akram Ajouri, a member of the Political Bureau of the Jihad Movement, “martyring his son Muadh and another person” late on Monday.
The Islamic Jihad’s military wing, Al-Quds Brigades, confirmed the martyrdom of Ata, 42, adding that the group was on “maximum alert.” Ata’s wife also lost her life during the Israeli air raid.
Both the Islamic Jihad and the fellow Hamas resistance movement have vowed a major response to Israel for assassinating Ata.
Shortly after the Israeli strike, Palestinians launched a salvo of rockets into the Occupied Territories, setting off sirens in Tel Aviv and a number of other cities.
The assassination is likely to fuel tensions between Tel Aviv and Gaza, which has been under a crippling siege by Israel since 2007 and witnessed three wars since 2008.