Bahaa Abu el-Atta

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Bahaa Abu el-Atta
Commander of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine
Personal details
DiedNovember 12, 2019 (aged 42)
Shuja'iyya, Gaza City, Gaza Strip
Children2 or more
ResidenceShuja'iyya, Gaza City, Gaza Strip
Military service
AllegianceIslamic Jihad Movement in Palestine
Branch/serviceal-Quds Brigades
Battles/warsIsrael-Gaza conflict

Bahaa Abu el-Atta was a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine.[1] He and his wife were killed by an Israeli airstrike on November 12, 2019.[2][3][4] Aged 42, Abu el-Atta was undergoing what some described as a "heroic act" at the time of his assassination. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu justified the attack saying that Abu el-Atta was a "ticking bomb" who had been culpable for previous attacks against Israel.[5] The Islamic Jihad responded a few hours after the attack by launching over 300 rockets into Israel and escalating the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.[6][7]


  1. "Who was slain Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Ata?". Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  2. Hjelmgaard, Kim. "Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  3. "Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza airstrikes". Sky News. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  4. "Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza, Iran-backed militants respond with rockets". Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  5. "Bahaa Abu el-Atta was a "ticking bomb," says Netanyahu". France 24. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  6. "Israel hit by rockets from Gaza after airstrike kills Islamic Jihad leader". ABC.
  7. "Rockets Rain On Gaza And Israel After Airstrike Kills Militant Leader". Retrieved 2019-11-13.


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