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‘Blood of our people not shed in vain’: Hamas makes 1st statement since PIJ commander’s killing

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Rescuers and firefighters put out a fire amid the destruction following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, on August 5, 2022 (Mohammed ABED / AFP)
Rescuers and firefighters put out a fire amid the destruction following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, on August 5, 2022 (Mohammed ABED / AFP)

In its first statement since the IDF took out a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander, the Hamas terror group says it mourns the deaths of Tayseer Jabari and the group’s other members killed earlier this afternoon.

Hamas says “the blood of our people and the resistance are not shed in vain.”

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