Israeli Airstrike Claims Hamas Commander's Life: Third Target of Ongoing Conflict

  • by:
  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 10/17/2023
On Tuesday, a top Hamas commander in the central Gaza Strip was killed by an Israeli airstrike. This incident marks the third time that Israel has targeted and eliminated a high-ranking member of the Palestinian terrorist group through its ongoing bombardment of the region.

On Tuesday, the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, announced that Ayman Nofal, a militant commander, was killed in the strike.


Nofal, a prominent Hamas commander, has recently been killed, making him the most high-profile casualty since the group's terrorist attack on October 7. This attack resulted in the deaths of approximately 1,300 Israelis and at least 27 Americans. He held a position within the upper echelons of the Qassam Brigades' military council.

The Israeli Defense Forces have recently announced their focus on targeting various Hamas hideouts, infrastructure, and command centers located in Gaza. This decision comes shortly after Israel issued a warning to approximately 1 million Palestinian civilians residing in the northern regions of Gaza, advising them to evacuate in anticipation of an upcoming ground offensive.

According to the IDF, recent strikes conducted over the weekend resulted in the elimination of two Hamas commanders who were directly involved in the violent incidents that occurred within Israel.

On Saturday, two individuals, Merad Abu Merad and Ali Qadi, lost their lives as a result of the strikes. Merad Abu Merad was in charge of Hamas' aerial system, while Ali Qadi held the position of a company commander within the terrorists' commando force.

In a show of support for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), President Biden has taken decisive action by deploying the two largest aircraft carrier battle groups owned by the United States to the region.


The ongoing IDF airstrikes have set the stage for a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The dire situation in Palestinian hospitals has raised concerns among medical professionals, who are sounding the alarm about the potential for a significant loss of life. With hospitals operating at full capacity and resources rapidly depleting, the scarcity of fuel and other essential supplies has become a pressing issue.

Since the outbreak of the conflict, the Gaza Health Ministry has reported that over 2,300 Palestinians have lost their lives. The death toll from the 2014 Gaza War, which lasted for a duration of over six weeks, was surpassed by the current situation.


Get latest news delivered daily!

We will send you breaking news right to your inbox

© 2024 Wayne Dupree, Privacy Policy