Abu Jamal, spokesman for the Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (social media)

The Abu Ali Mustafa Martyr Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), said on Saturday that an Israeli soldier held by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Gaza was killed in an Israeli air strike that also wounded a number of detainees.

Brigade spokesman Abu Jamal said in an audio message that the air strike took place after a failed attempt by an Israeli special force to free the soldier.

He added that they succeeded in thwarting the liberation of the detained soldier, in retaining his body after he was killed, in addition to seizing equipment from the attacking Israeli force after its withdrawal.

Abu Jamal also said that the Abu Ali Mustafa Martyr Brigades have destroyed and disabled 95 vehicles of the occupation army since the start of the ground battle in the Gaza Strip.

A new 🔥 🔻
video #عاجل a failed attempt to free a Zionist soldier held by the Abu Ali Mustafa Martyr Brigades.
The resistance thwarted the attack, inflicted losses on Israeli force, and killed the detained soldier. pic.twitter.com/1SH8cTwH2c

— Bilal Nizar Rayan (@BelalNezar) December 30, 2023

The spokesman did not provide details on the time of the Israeli soldier's capture or place of detention in Gaza.

The Israeli army has previously claimed responsibility for the killing of three of its soldiers detained in Gaza by its forces, after failing in the task of freeing them.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) is the second largest faction in the PLO after Fatah.

On October 250, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Palestinian scientific factions launched the Al-Aqsa flood, during which they launched an attack on Israeli settlements in the Gaza envelope, capturing about <> Israelis.

Source: Agencies