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IDF Airstrike Targets Hamas Naval Commander in Khan Younis

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Friday that an airstrike in Khan Younis, the largest city in southern Gaza, successfully targeted and killed Amar Abu Jalalah, a senior operative in Hamas’ naval forces. The military statement noted Jalalah’s involvement in directing several thwarted sea-based terror attacks. The IDF did not provide additional details but confirmed the death of another operative in Hamas’ naval forces during the airstrike.

This development aligns with Israel’s ongoing efforts to neutralize senior Hamas military operatives, with an assessment suggesting significant setbacks for the military wing of Hamas. The IDF believes that 10 out of 24 battalions have been significantly affected by Israeli strikes since October 7, resulting in the loss of more than half of the senior command in some battalions.

The displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians from Khan Younis to the north, based on Israeli directives and warnings, reflects the intensifying conflict dynamics in the region.