Israel has recently eliminated two prominent Hamas leaders in response to terrorist attacks originating from the Gaza Strip.
Joad Abu Shmalah, Minister of Economy for Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and Zachariah Abu Ma’amar, a senior member of Hamas’ political bureau, have been reported as casualties.
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“As Israel prepares for a ground invasion, they’ve been hammering Gaza with multiple airstrikes, warning civilians to flee as they plan to turn most known Hamas sites into rubble,” Townhall reported.
“In many cases, they’re offering detailed information about the campaign that is to come to mitigate civilian casualties in the strip, which has long been a Jihadi base,” it added.
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“Overnight, an IDF aircraft struck Joad Abu Shmalah, the Hamas Minister of Economy in the Gaza Strip. As part of his role, he managed the funding of terrorism inside and outside the Gaza Strip. He held security positions in the terrorist organization and led a number of operations targeting Israeli civilians and the State of Israel,” IDF said, according to Fox News.
“Overnight, an IDF aircraft struck Zachariah Abu Ma’amar, a senior member of the Hamas terrorist organization’s political bureau and head of its office for internal relations. He was a senior Hamas decision-maker and coordinator between terror groups in the Gaza Strip,” officials said in a separate statement.
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“The IDF also said one of its aircraft struck and killed Joad Abu Shmalah, the Hamas minister of economy in the Gaza Strip,” ABC News reported.
“He held security positions in Hamas and led a number of operations targeting Israeli civilians,” according to the outlet.
In response to the recent terrorist attacks that have resulted in more than 1,200 fatalities since Saturday, Israel has mounted a comprehensive effort to dismantle Hamas.
This includes airstrikes aiming at its sites and the preparation for a ground offensive. Consequently, Gaza is now closed off as its inhabitants seek refuge from the military operation underway in their region.