The Israeli regime has targeted a top military commander of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas for the sixth time, as it continues to assassinate more resistance leaders.
Mohammed Deif, who leads Hamas’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, has survived five Israeli assassination attempts over the past 20 years. Tel Aviv called Deif a cat that has nine lives.
Israel apparently reserves the right to kill Palestinians, becoming the only regime that supports terrorism.
Tel Aviv claimed that Deif was killed after several Israeli missiles slammed into his home late Tuesday. Hamas sources, however, rejected the claim and said that Deif is alive and leading the movement’s military operation.
According to Palestinian sources, the Tuesday attack leveled a six-story building to the ground, leaving Deif’s wife and his seven-month-old child dead among others.
On Thursday, Israeli warplanes pounded the blockaded Gaza Strip, with Hamas saying three of its commanders were killed in an Israeli raid on Rafah’s Tel al-Sultan neighborhood. The three were identified as Mohammed Abu Shamala, Raed al-Atar and Mohammed Barhum.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri described the assassination as a “big Israeli crime,” that “will not succeed in breaking … [Hamas’] will,” warning, “Israel will pay the price.”
The death toll from the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip has risen to 2,075, after renewed airstrikes killed at least 26 people on Thursday.
Some 10,300 others have also been wounded since Israel aggression began on July 8.