Thursday, August 21, 2014

Israel: 'Hamas is like ISIS, ISIS is like Hamas'

As Hamas breaks the latest ceasefire by resuming rocket firing into Israel, Netanyahu has this reminder:

Hamas and ISIS: Two branches of the same tree. Both exploiting and endangering children.

Photo: AFP / ImageBank Israel

Meanwhile, Israel continues to target Hamas leadership.

From Israel National News: 

 Three Senior Hamas Commanders Killed in Pre-Dawn Airstrike

In major blow to terror group's military wing, two most senior commanders in southern Gaza eliminated in IDF strike.
By Uzi Baruch
The armed wing of Hamas announced Thursday that three of its senior commanders were killed in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades in a statement identified the leaders as Mohammed Abu Shamalah, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhum. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said eight people were killed in the strike.

Witnesses said a four-storey family home was completely destroyed in a series of air strikes.
The airstrike was carried out based on intelligence provided by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), which led to the identification of two central Hamas figures.

Most senior commanders in southern Gaza

Mohammed Abu Shamalah, 40, was the most senior Hamas commander in southern Gaza, classified by security services as the head of the "Southern Command" of Hamas. Abu Shamalah was responsible for the areas of Rafiah and Khan Younis, and is a longtime friend and associate of Ezzedine al-Qassam's elusive leader, Mohammed Deif, who was himself targeted in an IDF strike yesterday - a strike he is believed to have survived....

Much more here.

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