Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

A KEY Hamas commander was killed today alongside his family after an Israeli airstrike on his house.

One of the leaders of the terror group’s security forces, Jehad Mheisen, was killed at his home in Gaza City today.

The top Hamas commander was killed after an airstrike on his house today

GettyThe aftermath of Israeli airstrikes at al-Zahra neighborhood in the Gaza Strip[/caption]

AFPSmoke can be seen billowing in the sky above the city of Sderot[/caption]

AFPThousands of people from both sides have been killed in the past weeks[/caption]

The top commander was killed with his family in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Radwan, a Hamas-aligned news agency said. 

His death comes just days after another Hamas top commander was killed in an Israeli airstrike.

Ayman Nofal, who was in charge of the Central Gaza area in the armed wing Izz el-Deen Al-Qassam Brigades, is the most high-profile Hamas militant to be assassinated so far.

Nofal’s death came hours after the IDF confirmed it had killed senior Hamas official Dr Osama Mazini.

A clip shared on social media showed the bombing in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis last night

Dr Mazini, who was understood to have been the Primary Hamas Negotiator for the 2011 prisoner swap, was taken out in the blast.

He handled the file of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas in Gaza for five years.

Israel has been pounding neighbourhoods across Gaza including parts of the south that Israel had declared as “safe zones.”

In the nearly two weeks since a devastating Hamas rampage in southern Israel, that saw 1,300 people slaughtered and thousands of homes destroyed, the Israeli military has responded with airstrikes in Gaza.

It comes as

Israel continues to prepare for a possible full-scale invasion of Gaza after the October 7 massacre by HamasJoe Biden arrived in Israel yesterday and pledged his support for them against terror group HamasUS intelligence believe an explosion at a Gazan hospital that allegedly killed hundreds was caused by terroristsFury is growing over the spread of Hamas “propaganda” in the West after Israel was wrongly accused of the blastAtrocities are still being discovered – including a massacre scene at a nursery in Kibbutz Be’eriFears are growing the conflict could spiral into a large regional war drawing in Iran and Hezbollah7 Brits have been killed and 9 are feared to being held as hostages in Gaza

Sirens wailed and emergency crews rushed to rescue survivors from a building in Khan Younis, where many residents were believed trapped.

A deadly explosion at the Al-Ahli Hospital that reportedly killed hundreds of people, was initially pinned on Israel but US and UK intelligence appears to suggest Israel was not responsible for the explosion.

Horror footage from the hospital showed the blaze engulfing the building, with the hospital‘s grounds littered with bodies, many of them young children. 

It comes as British PM Rishi Sunak met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his two-day visit in Israel.

Mr Sunak vowed to stand with Israel against “evil” and stressed “the imperative need to avoid further escalation of violence in the region.”

His visit came after US President Joe Biden visited the wartorn country yesterday.

The US President said he was “sad and outraged” by the al-Ahli Hospital blast that killed hundreds but said it appears to have been done “by the other team.”

He urged Israel not to be “consumed by” rage and to avoid making the same “mistakes” that the US did after September 11.

Nofal is the most high-profile kill so far by Israel

The IDF confined Dr Mazini was killed earlier this week

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