The deputy commander of the military wing of Hamas was eliminated in Lebanon. This was reported by the Jerusalem Post newspaper.
Journalists noted that the man was in the car that was attacked in the city of Sur. An Israel Defense Forces spokesman confirmed the attack. They said that the man was behind the attacks on Israel that were carried out from Lebanon.
The situation in the Middle East escalated following the infiltration of thousands of Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip into Israel on October 7, when Hamas announced the launch of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the country was in a state of war.
The goal of Israel’s response operation “Iron Swords” was to repel the attack, free over 200 hostages, including foreign ones, and destroy Hamas. As part of achieving this goal, Israel carried out massive rocket attacks on the Gaza Strip from the first day of the operation. At the same time, the Israeli National Security Council decided to stop the supply of water, food, goods, electricity, and fuel to the sector. Humanitarian aid supplies to Gaza began to be carried out through the Rafah checkpoint only after October 20, and their volume is called insufficient.
On October 27, Israel announced an “expansion” of the ground operation in Gaza. It is not known exactly when the operation began, but in the lead-up to it, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled their homes and moved to shelters and the south of the enclave. On November 5, as part of a ground operation, IDF forces surrounded Gaza City and cut it off from supplies, and fighting is still ongoing in the center of Gaza.
Netanyahu previously announced progress in hostage negotiations with Hamas.