IDF Kills 3 Sons of Hamas Political Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza

ISTANBUL, TURKIYE - SEPTEMBER 22: Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh s
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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed three of the sons of Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday in an airstrike in Gaza.

In a statement, the IDF said:

Earlier today (Wednesday), directed by IDF and ISA intelligence, IAF aircraft struck three Hamas military operatives that conducted terrorist activity in the central Gaza Strip.

The three operatives that were struck are Amir Haniyeh, a cell commander in the Hamas military wing, Mohammad Haniyeh, a military operative in the Hamas terrorist organization, and Hazem Haniyeh, also a military operative in the Hamas terror organization.

The IDF confirms that the three operatives are the sons of Ismail Haniyeh, chairman of Hamas’s political bureau.

Haniyeh has a net worth of $4 billion after profiting off smuggling in Gaza and various investments. He, like other Hamas leaders, lives far from Gaza, in luxurious exile in Doha, Qatar, and jets between Qata, Turkey, Iran, Russia, and other locations where he is assured safe haven.

It is unknown whether the airstrike will affect ongoing negotiations in Cairo, Egypt, over the potential release of Israeli hostages.

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