Pics: IDF launches on media building terror site, reports senior members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad killed in strike

http://twitter.com/#!/IDFSpokesperson/status/270547038771478529

IDF is continuing its campaign on terror sites, and reports that a media building housing senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad members has been hit. Israel warned all civilians and journalists to leave the building.

Israel announces it will hit the Al-Shurouq building again and told foreign journos to evacuate the building

— Nader Elkhuzundar (@imNadZ) November 18, 2012

4 senior leaders of Palestinian #IslamicJihad targeted: Baha Abu al-Ata, Tissir Mahmoud Mahmed Jabari,Halil Batini, and Ramiz Harab.

— Tania de Ildefonso(@TIldefonso) November 19, 2012

A direct hit was identified on the target. Four senior members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad were known to have been in the media building.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 19, 2012

REPORT: Israel succeeds in eliminating a Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza.

— Marc Zell (@GOPIsrael) November 19, 2012

IDF lists the identities of the four targeted terrorists.

1. Baha Abu al-Ata, commndr. of PIJ #Gaza City Brigade, involved in planning attacks against #Israel, arms manufacturing, long-range rockets

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 19, 2012

2. Tissir Mahmoud Mahmed Jabari, senior PIJ operative, responsible for training within org & approving terrorist attacks against #Israel

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 19, 2012

3. Halil Batini, PIJ senior operative, a key figure in org’s long-range rocket launching operations, responsible for internal security

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 19, 2012

4. Ramaz Harab, responsible for propaganda in PIJ #Gaza City Brigade, aide to Tissir Jabari, former head of Sheikh Rajuan Division

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 19, 2012

Pictures and reports from on the scene.

Shurouq Building moments after Israeli strike. Sources say target may be Islamic jihad functionary. 2 dead. #Gaza twitter.com/bencnn/status/…

— benwedeman (@bencnn) November 19, 2012

RT @sheikhnb: Media bldg now belching flames, smoke.Ambulances pulling out people, absolutely nuts #Gaza yfrog.com/mn4kfdxj

— tom finn (@tomfinn2) November 19, 2012

Hitting a #Gaza media centre for the second time, #Israel says anything associated with #Hamas is a legitimate target twitter.com/WyreDavies/sta…

— Wyre Davies (@WyreDavies) November 19, 2012

Wow. RT @pdanahar: This is what #Gaza media tower looked minutes after strike bit.ly/UaiBqJ

— Jim Roberts (@nytjim) November 19, 2012

Twitchy will continue to monitor and will provide further details and confirmation, when available.

Update:

Palestinian group Islamic Jihad says an Israeli strike on a Gaza media center killed a top leader – @ap

— Arab News (@Arab_News) November 19, 2012

More from IDF. As always, Israel does not target civilians, unlike Hamas.

The senior PIJ cadre was operating in a media building. They were’t there to be interviewed. They were using reporters as human shields.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 19, 2012

We targeted only the 2nd floor, which is where the senior terrorists were. The rest of the building was unharmed. Direct hit confirmed.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 19, 2012

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