Israeli Defense Forces are continuing with their ground invasion of Gaza this week, reporting on Tuesday that they have killed a Hamas Commander.
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Commander of the Beit Lahia Battalion of Hamas’ Northern Brigade Nasim Abu Ajina was killed by an Israeli air strike on Monday.
Israel had struck more than 300 Hamas targets by Tuesday, killing “numerous” terrorists along the way — Abu Ajina being one of them.
The IDF reported targeting underground anti-tank missile and rocket launching positions, as well as military compounds in the Gaza strip. As Westerners continue to take sides in the Middle Eastern conflict, many try to remind that the IDF is doing what they can to target weapons and terrorists while sparing innocent lives. But no, it doesn’t always work out that way.
Abu Ajina had been labeled as the leader of the brutal terrorist attack on Israel on Oct. 7. He has previously acted as commander of the Hamas Aerial Array and was a key player in the construction of Hamas paragliders and drones.
The IDF, addressing Abu Ajina’s death, stated, “His elimination significantly harms the efforts of the Hamas terrorist organization to disrupt the IDF’s ground activities.”
The IDF also leveled terrorist cells in Gaza this week. Still, rocket fire from Gaza hasn’t ceased. As Israelis continue to live in fear of further attack and attempt to seek shelter in safe spaces, they’re growing accustomed to living inside a constant soundtrack of sirens and screams.
On Tuesday, the military released a recording from IDF Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman. He spoke to troops on the ground in Gaza:
“Southern Command stations, commander is speaking. We are launching an attack on Hamas and the terror groups in the Gaza Strip. Our goal is one: victory. No matter how long the fighting takes, how difficult, there is no other result but victory.”
He added, “We will fight professionally and powerfully and powerfully in the light of the IDF values we were raised on. Chief among them is sticking to the mission and striving for victory. We will fight in the alleys, we will fight in the tunnels, we will fight where necessary. We will strike the terrible enemy that stands before us.”
New reports are coming in that Hamas’ Central Jabaliya Battalion Commander Ibrahim Biari has also allegedly been killed.
BREAKING: The commander of Hamas's Central Jabaliya Battalion, Ibrahim Biari has been killed in a strike, Israel has said.
Spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari says the targeting of the commander 'led to destruction of other buildings'https://t.co/3dTrjkk9tW
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With Abu Ajina out of the way, the conflict is far from over. The threat still looms that other nations may be brought further into the fold, including the U.S.