Israeli strike in Gaza kills Saudi fighter

Israeli strike in Gaza kills Saudi fighter
Updated 06 September 2014

Israeli strike in Gaza kills Saudi fighter

Israeli strike in Gaza kills Saudi fighter

GAZA: A Saudi fighter who had broken away from the Islamic State to join the Palestinian combat in Gaza was killed last week when Israeli missiles targeted the vehicle he was traveling in.
Sources said Sultan Farhan Rajih Al-Harbi broke away from the IS because of the crimes it committed in the areas it seized.
London-based Al-Hayat said Al-Harbi was originally from Hafr Al-Batin. Also known as Khallad Al-Jazrawi and Abu-Ma'dh Al-Harbi, he spent over 5 years in Saudi jails because he tried to join combatants in Iraq via Kuwait but was arrested at the borders.
Al-Harbi told his family he was going on a desert trip at the start of the Hijra year but was away for days. His worried relatives informed Civil Defense authorities but it was found out later he was in Yemen.
According to his friends, he lived as a combatant in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Syria. He left Syria for Turkey and then went for Egypt to sneak into Gaza in the beginning of Ramadan.
In Gaza, Al-Harbi was known as Salmah. He was injured in the leg on the first day Gaza was shelled. He was also hit by a shrapnel in the head but that did not stop him from taking part in the war.
He was killed after an Israeli missile hit his vehicle in Al-Shujaiya district last Monday.
His brother told Al-Hayat the family came to know about Al-Harbi's death from his friends who had identified him through photographs.