Report: Hamas Naval Commando Dies at Sea During ‘Jihadi Mission’

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Hamas affiliated media sources reported on Saturday that one of the group’s naval operatives died overnight during a mission at sea opposite the Gaza coast, Israel Radio reported.

Palestinian media initially reported that the deceased was a fisherman who drowned when he fell off his boat.

Israel news outlet Walla named the commando as Hamdi al-Sultan, adding that he died while carrying out a ‘jihadi mission.’

The IDF does not comment on incidents that occur outside of Israeli territory.

In September, Hamas announced that another member of its naval commando unit drowned in a training accident off Gaza.

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