GAA KA CITY CITY, Gaza Strip (Gaza Strip) – The Israeli military said on Sunday it had targeted the home of the Gaza leader Hamas for nearly a week with heavy airstrikes and rocket fire from an area controlled by the Israeli Islamic State militant group.
Army spokesman Brigadier General Brigadier General Heida Ilberman told Israeli army radio on Sunday that the military had targeted the home of Hamas senior leader Yahya Sinwar, who was likely to be hiding with the rest of the group.
His home is in the southern city of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip. The Invorians reported that Sinvar’s brother’s house was also targeted. It was not clear if they both had a family.
Hamas ումը The Islamic Jihad militant group has admitted that 20 fighters were killed in fighting on Monday, while Israel says the real number is much higher.
Hamas and other militant groups have fired about 2,000 rockets into Israel since last Monday, as tensions around the holy site of the Jerusalem Shrine erupted, threatening to evict dozens of Palestinian families from the neighborhood.
Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on the impoverished, blockaded area, including a number of high-rise buildings, including one where the Associated Press’s Gaza office was located.
The latest phase of hostilities, the worst since the 2014 Gaza war, has killed at least 145 Palestinians, including 41 children and 23 women. Eight Israelis were killed, including a 5-year-old boy soldier.
Early Sunday morning, Israeli warplanes struck several buildings and roads in a vital part of Gaza City. Photos released by residents and journalists showed that the airstrikes caused a crater that closed one of the main roads leading to Shifa Hospital, the largest medical center in the district.
The health ministry said at least two people had been killed in the latest airstrikes, with 25 injured, including women and children. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.
On Saturday, Israel bombed the home of Khalil al-Hayeh, a senior Hamas political figure, saying the building served as the group’s “terrorist infrastructure.” No immediate reports of injuries or deaths were reported.
Associated Press writer Isaac Scharf made his contribution to Jerusalem.