Israel’s Gaza air strike killed top Al Qaeda-linked Salafi terror leader for Sinai and Gaza

DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that one of the two al Qaeda-linked killed in Gaza Saturday by the Israeli air force was Hisham Saidni, an Egyptian who was top chief of the main Salafi Jihad organization in Sinai and Gaza, the “Shura Council of the Jihad Warriors in the Environs of Jerusalem."

Saidni was arrested in by Hamas in March 2012 and released a few weeks ago to assume command of the al Qaeda offshoot. He was killed with a fellow-jihadist, who were setting up their next terrorist operation in Israel.
The Israeli air force also bombed a Hamas training camp in Zaitun.

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