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IDF says it killed Hamas economy minister and 2nd senior official in strikes

10.10.23 17:54

The Israel Defense Forces says it killed Hamas’s minister of economy and another senior member of Hamas’s politburo in drone strikes in the Gaza Strip last night.

The military says the first, Jawad Abu Shamala, managed the terror group’s funds, “and earmarked funds for financing and directing terror in and and outside the Gaza Strip.”

The second, Zakariya Abu Moammar, was the head of the terror group’s internal relations, the IDF says.

“He was a senior Hamas decision-maker and coordinator between terror groups in the Gaza Strip.”

The IDF says he was a confidant to Hamas’s Gaza chief, Yahya Sinwar, and part of the terror group’s “senior forum, involved in the organization’s decision-making and the planning of numerous terror activities against the State of Israel,” Times of Israel reports.