Israel destroys Hamas leader ‘s home in Gaza | Gaza News


The military says it affected the homes of Yehiyeh Sinwar, Hamas’ top leader in Gaza, and his brother.

Israeli army says it destroyed Hamas leader’s home in Gaza amid continuity bombing of the Palestinian enclave.

The attack targeted the homes of Yehiyeh Sinwar, the highest Hamas leader in Gaza, and his brother Muhammad, another Hamas member. A witness from the AFP news agency confirmed that Sinwar’s house had been beaten.

On Saturday, Israel bombed the home of Khalil al-Hayeh, a prominent figure in Hamas’ political branch, saying the building was part of the group’s “terrorist infrastructure.”

There were no immediate reports of the death of any of the targets. Hamas members have been largely hiding since the most recent climb, which began Monday.

Speaking to pro-Palestinian protesters in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday night, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the group would persist.

“The resistance will not yield and will always be at the top of the mountain, carrying the sword and shield through Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, God willing,” he said. “This is besieged Gaza … 15 years besieged from all directions, today is Gaza.”

The Israeli military said it also carried out attacks on Hamas tunnel systems.

Hamas armed groups and Islamic Jihad acknowledged that 20 fighters have been killed since the fighting broke out, while Israel said the number is higher.

Continuation of the bombing

More than 170 Palestinians, including at least 47 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in seven days of Israeli attacks. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have killed at least 13 Palestinians.

Israel has reported ten deaths, including two children, from thousands of missiles fired by Hamas, many of which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense system Iron Dome.

There have also been some extended inter-communal violence across Israel amid escalation.

In the early hours of Sunday, Israeli warplanes attacked several buildings and roads in downtown Gaza. The airstrikes hit a crater that blocked one of the main roads leading to al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical center in the Strip.

The hospital’s head of internal medicine also died in Israeli attacks, according to Gaza’s health ministry.

Since the conflict began, Israel has leveled several residential buildings and higher offices in Gaza City, alleging that they house Hamas military infrastructure.

Saturday, Israeli missiles demolished the 11-story al-Jalaa building, which housed the offices of Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.

Hamas began firing rockets at Israel on Monday after crackdowns on protesters opposing the expulsion of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah’s neighborhood in East Jerusalem and subsequent raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The UN Security Council meets later Sunday to discuss the worst outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence in years.

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