An Israeli airstrike on Thursday killed Jehad Mheisen, the head of Hamas-led national security forces in Palestine.

Mheisen was killed along with several other family members at his house, Reuters reported, quoting a Hamas-affiliated news agency.

A Palestine-affiliated news organisation, Jerusalem News Network, reported that the attack was levelled in Gaza’s Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood.

The organisation said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, “Major General Jehad Mheisen, Commander of the Palestinian National Security Forces in the Gaza Strip, and his family were killed by the bombing of his house inside the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood.”

The war, which has entered day 13, has displaced over 1 million Palestinians, which is nearly half of Gaza’s population. Nearly 5,000 people have died on both sides, and thousands have been injured.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that limited humanitarian aid would be allowed into Gaza after a request from United States President Joe Biden.