Israeli forces carried out an airstrike on early Tuesday, killing a commander in the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Gaza-based resistance faction Islamic Jihad.

The military said it struck a house in Gaza City to target Bahaa Abu Al-Atta, in a resumption of targeted killing.

The Palestinian resistance group confirmed that Al-Atta, its north Gaza Strip commander, was killed and vowed to avenge his death.

Red alert sirens were activated in southern Israel following the strike, the Israeli army said.

A state of emergency was declared in the Gaza Strip and schools were suspended until further notice.


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