The ongoing conflict between the Israeli military and terrorists in Gaza has resulted in the deaths of numerous leaders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad; The conflict is expected to last at least a week; Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis have hinted at joining the conflict.

As of Friday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) initiated Operation Breaking Dawn, a preemptive military operation targeting terror cells located inside the Gaza Strip. The primary target(s) of the operation is militants belonging to the terror faction, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The operation reportedly began amid imminent threats of rocket attacks from the terrorist group.

Israel’s military conflict with Gaza began on Friday and is expected to last at least a week as the IDF continues to hit key targets inside Gaza. Saturday evening marked the beginning of Tisha B’Av, and the conflict is expected to reach the next level on Sunday as Jews commemorate the saddest day on the Hebrew calendar with the Temple Mount being a location of interest. However, for the Palestinians, it’s a place of contention.

On Saturday, other Iranian-sponsored terror factions in the region hinted at engaging in the conflict, including Hamas (Gaza), Hezbollah (Lebanon), and even the Houthis (Yemen). Tragically, a failed Palestinian rocket exploded in Gaza on Saturday night, killing multiple children.

According to multiple sources, most if not all of the senior Islamic Jihad officials have been killed in the series of Israeli strikes as of Sunday, including the main operative, Khaled Mansour.