March 4, 2024

Israel Strikes Senior Hamas Officials in Rafah Before Offensive

Israel launched an airstrike Saturday that eradicated a number of senior Hamas terrorist officers in the town of Rafah — whereas the world makes an attempt to dissuade Israel from launching a broader floor offensive in Rafah, the final stronghold of the terrorist group.

In a joint assertion, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel Security Agency (or Shin Bet, or Shabak) mentioned on Saturday:

Earlier at present, following IDF and ISA intelligence, plane struck and eradicated Ahmed Eliakubi, a senior Hamas operative in the world of Rafah. Eliakubi was answerable for the safety provisions for senior Hamas leaders and served as a senior commander in the Rafah district. During the strike, Iman Rantisi, a Hamas senior army operative was eradicated, and an extra operative was killed.

The Hamas leaders might have been lulled right into a false sense of safety because of the public opposition of the U.S. and different nations to an Israeli army operation in Rafah, given the massive variety of Palestinian civilians who’ve taken refuge there.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the army to organize a plan to evacuate the civilians after which destroy what stays of Hamas.

Meanwhile, the IDF is claimed to be dropping leaflets in Gaza, that includes {a photograph} of the son of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh having fun with a soccer match in the Qatari capital of Doha not too long ago:

The Times of Israel reported Saturday that Netanyahu is claimed to imagine Israel has one month in which to destroy Hamas in Rafah earlier than international stress turns into too nice to withstand.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the writer of the latest ebook, “The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it),” now obtainable on Audible. He can also be the writer of the e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.