An Israeli airstrike in Gaza that killed one Palestinian and wounded five has claimed a second victim, as 22-year-old Muhammad Hisham Zaqout succumbed to his wounds in a Gaza City hospital on Sunday.The October 7th airstrike was one of a series targeting alleged members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. The Israeli use of airstrikes to assassinate targeted Palestinians has been widely condemned by the international community and the United Nations, but Israeli authorities continue to utilize the method to assassinate ‘wanted’ Palestinians, usually with civilian casualties as a result.
The other Palestinian who died in the Oct. 7th strikes was Mahmoud Jabir Washah, 21, who was hit during an airstrike in the As-Sudaniyya neighborhood of Gaza City, in the central Gaza Strip.
According to an Israeli military spokesperson, at the time of the airstrikes the military was targeting Ahmad Al-Ashkar, a Palestinian fighter allegedly associated with the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Al-Ashkar was not hit in the attack.