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Hamas sources say IDF claim of attempted hit on Deif is ‘psychological warfare’

Sources in Hamas’s military wing deny Israel’s claim that terror chief Muhammad Deif was last week twice the target of of an IDF assassination attempt.

Gazan journalist Ibrahim al-Madhoun, who is said to be close to Hamas military leaders, cites the sources as saying Deif “is continuing to direct the fighting with complete control.”

“The publication of the attempted assassination is meant for psychological warfare,” they claim, adding that they are “an attempt to repair [IDF Chief of Staff Aviv] Kohavi’s failing image.”

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