The Israeli army has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Gaza Strip, which has left one Palestinian dead and four others injured.
Resuming its ‘targeted killings’ in the Gaza Strip, the army said in a statement on Wednesday that Israeli forces targeted and killed Mohammed Jamal al-Nimnim, a senior member of the Army of Islam, in a joint operation with the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service.
Mohammed Jamal, 27, was killed after his car exploded outside the headquarters of the Hamas security forces in Gaza City.
Some reports suggest that his car exploded after missiles fired from an Israeli drone hit his car. Other reports, however, say that al-Nimnim was killed by a car bomb.
Israeli officials claim they ordered al-Nimnim’s assassination because they had allegedly received reports that Nimnim was planning a number of attacks against American and Israeli targets in the Sinai Peninsula.
The Israeli army had earlier denied any involvement in the attack.