In a joint IDF-Israel Security Agency activity, IAF aircraft targeted Islamic Jihad-affiliated Terrorist Ismail Zadi Ismail Asmar, born in 1974, from the city of Rafah. Ismail Asmar was involved in smuggling weapons and sought the execution of terrorist activity in Sinai. A direct hit was confirmed.
Ismail Asmar operated with terror elements in the Gaza strip which have recently made several attempts to execute terror attacks in Sinai, on the Israel-Egypt border.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers and will continue to operate with strength and determination against any element which uses terror against the State of Israel.