Islamic Jihad Operative Planning Massive Terror Attack in Israel Targeted in a Joint IDF-ISA Operation

An IAF aircraft targeted an operative of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization who’d been involved in planning a massive attack in the heart of Israel

Date: 11/01/2011, 2:18 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

In a joint IDF (Zahal) and Israel Security Agency (ISA) operation, an IAF aircraft targeted an operative of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, Mohammed Najar. Najar, born 1987, was involved in planning a massive terror attack in the heart of Israel. A direct hit was confirmed.

This operation and ones like it disrupt the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization’s attempts at executing terror attacks on Israel. The organization has been involved in firing rockets toward Israeli territory and IDF (Zahal) forces over the past few days.

Over 20 Qassam rockets and mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip have landed in Israeli territory since the beginning of 2011.