The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, reported on Thursday morning, that one of its fighters was killed in Gaza City during what the group described as “Jihadist Task”.The brigades issued a statement mourning the slain fighter, and identified him as Mohammad Said Hassouna, 23.

The group added that Hassouna was killed “while performing his duties,” and added that he is one of its senior fighters.

The brigades said that its fighters will remain steadfast and ready to counter the Israeli occupation.