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VS meldt dood van Hamas-leider Marwan Issa

March 19, 2024 - U.S. national security advisor Jake Sullivan has confirmed that Hamas’ deputy miliary leader, Marwan Issa, was killed last week in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.

Issa is the highest-ranking Hamas official to have been killed in Gaza since the October 7 attacks.

The Palestinian militant group, which controls Gaza, has not officially commented on reports of his death.

Israeli media sources have reported that Issa was killed in a strike on a tunnel complex under the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza last week.

The deputy commander of Hamas’ military wing – the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades – was considered one of Israel’s most-wanted men. The European Union, which placed the Hamas leader on its terrorist blacklist, linked him directly to the October 7 attack led by the group which killed approximately 1,200 people, according to the BBC.

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PUBLISHED: 19/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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