On Sunday night, Israeli forces launched an airstrike on a vehicle driving on the street in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.The victim was identified as Nur Ad-Dabari. Several bystanders were also injured in the attack.
Ad-Dabari's death brings the number of casualties since Friday to seven. All seven casualties were Palestinians killed by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip.
According to the Israeli military, the airstrike in Rafah was an attempted assassination of Ra'ad al-Atar, a leader with the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
The Israeli policy of extrajudicial assassination has been condemned by the United Nations as a violation of international humanitarian law. But Israeli forces continue to engage in extrajudicial assassinations in the Gaza Strip on a nearly-daily basis, despite the fact that civilians are often impacted by such strikes.