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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jihad Leader Killed

GAZA, () -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a leader of the militant Islamic Jihad organization Thursday as he left home for work in Palestinian-ruled Gaza, the group said.

Jihad accused Israel of being behind the assassination of Mahmoud al-Khawaja, 34, and vowed swift revenge.

The Palestinian Authority condemned the killing and promised to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Islamic Jihad sources said two masked gunmen shot him with a pistol fitted with a silencer in the Shati refugee camp