Palestinian militant group Hamas stated Tuesday one of many high leaders of its armed wing was killed in an Israeli strike within the Gaza Strip.
“Ayman Nofal, ‘Abu Ahmad’, a member of the overall navy council and commander of the central command in Al-Qassam Brigades, was killed” in an Israeli strike on the central Gaza Strip, Hamas stated in a press release, referring to its navy wing.
The Israeli navy didn’t instantly affirm the killing when contacted by AFP.
Israel has bombarded Hamas-ruled Gaza in retaliation for raids by the militants on October 7, the deadliest assaults within the nation’s historical past.
Greater than 1,400 individuals have been killed in Israel and greater than 2,700 in Gaza, in accordance with officers on each side.
Israel has evacuated lots of its border communities throughout the ongoing hostilities, whereas it has been inconceivable for Gaza’s 2.4 million residents to depart the Palestinian territory.