The Israeli Air Force struck and killed three Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza following a mortar attack on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) patrol near the Israel-Gaza border, the IDF said.
In a statement, Islamic Jihad confirmed that the airstrike killed three of its terrorist operatives.
“Three martyrs have died in a Zionist strike,” Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.
“Rapid reaction and operational capabilities are key to combating terrorist activities against Israel and our forces,” IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner stated. “Terrorists must know that there is a price to pay when participating in aggression.”