The Israeli Air Force (IAF) today targeted and killed Ahmed Za’anin, a Palestinian terrorist in the Gaza Strip. Ahmed Za’anin was killed along with another member of his family, Mohammed Za’anin, near Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.
Za’anin had been “involved in recent attacks against Israel and in the planning of further attacks in the coming days,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. According to the IDF, Za’anin was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He was previously a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the IDF said. A statement from PIJ’s al Quds Brigades claimed him as a fighter, however.
Mohammed Za’anin was said to be a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Associated Press reported.