IDF confirms it tried, failed to kill Muhammad Deif, other top Hamas officials

Hamas military wing commander Muhammad Deif (courtesy)
Hamas military wing commander Muhammad Deif (courtesy)

The IDF officially confirms that it has tried to kill Hamas military chief Muhammad Deif twice since the current fighting erupted last week, and that he escaped unscathed both times.

The military adds that it has targeted at least seven other top Hamas members, some of whom were injured but all of whom survived.

Minister Yoav Gallant, a former IDF general and a member of the security cabinet, tells Army Radio that while Israel has missed several opportunities over the years to assassinate Deif, “the man deserves to die and we will eventually bring him where he belongs.”

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