In this July 9, 2013 file photo, an Israeli soldier holds up a Skylark I (Rochev Shamayim) unmanned drone as part of a demonstration for Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, center, in an urban warfare army training facility, near Zeelim, southern Israel.InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – A commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an Islamist paramilitary movement, was killed as a result of an air strike in the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Thursday. “We just targeted Ali Ghali, the commander of Islamic Jihad’s Rocket Launching Force, as well as two other Islamic Jihad operatives in Gaza,” the IDF tweeted. The commander was responsible for rocket attacks against Israel, including the most recent shelling and attacks during the 2021 Israel–Palestine crisis, according to the IDF’s statement. WorldNetanyahu: Only Israel Can Decide When to Cease Fire in Campaign Against Gaza Strip01:23 GMTGhali was killed in a building in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, the Times of Israel newspaper reported. On Tuesday night, Israel launched “Operation Shield and Arrow,” conducting airstrikes against militants in the Gaza Strip and their infrastructure, including rocket launchers and mortars. Three commanders of the Islamist movement were eliminated as result of the strikes. In response, militants of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired 469 rockets at Israel on Wednesday, according to the IDF.