Ha­mas ter­ror com­man­der killed in Gaza ex­plo­sion

The Jewish Voice - - NEWS IN REVIEW -

(JNS.org) A ter­ror­ist com­man­der from Ha­mas, Ibrahim Hus­sein Abu al-Naja, was killed June 7 in what the Gaza-rul­ing group de­scribed as an “ac­ci­den­tal” ex­plo­sion.

The ex­plo­sion oc­curred near one of the Pales­tinian ter­ror group’s out­posts close to the south­ern Gaza city of Rafah, and in­jured three other ter­ror­ists, the Pales­tinian news agency Ma’an re­ported.

Ha­mas de­scribed al-Naja as a prom­i­nent leader within the or­ga­ni­za­tion and pro­vided no de­tails re­gard­ing the cause of the ex­plo­sion.

Sev­eral sim­i­lar pur­ported op­er­a­tional mishaps have oc­curred in Gaza in re­cent months. Th ee Ha­mas ter­ror­ists were in­jured April 3 in an ex­plo­sion near Rafah, in what the ter­ror group called a train­ing “ac­ci­dent.” Two Ha­mas ter­ror­ists were in­jured April 26 in an­other ex­plo­sion in Gaza.

Last year, 22 Ha­mas ter­ror­ists were killed in a se­ries of tun­nel col­lapses when dig­ging be­neath the bor­der with Is­rael to launch ter­ror at­tacks in­side the Jewish state, and to smug­gle weapons into Gaza.

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