IDF names 3 prominent Hamas operatives killed in recent Gaza strikes

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

Three “prominent” Hamas operatives were killed in airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in recent days, the military announces.

On Thursday, fighter jets struck in central Gaza’s Nuseirat, killing Mansour Adil Mansour Kashlan, who the IDF says was involved in advancing terror attacks in Israel and in the West Bank.

“The terrorist… advanced and carried out terror activities, as well as engaged in coordination and cooperation with terror groups in the Gaza Strip and other countries,” the military says.

In another strike this past week in central Gaza, carried out by a drone, Walid Abed Abu Dalal was killed. The IDF says Abu Dalal served in the terror group’s military wing, alongside his role as head of the technology department in Hamas’s internal security forces.

The military says that Hamas’s internal security forces, and especially its technology department, “harm the IDF’s freedom of action in the Gaza Strip, and are also a significant part of Hamas’s counter-espionage attempts.”

In another strike, on Friday, also in Nuseirat, Tareq Darwish was killed. According to the IDF, Darwish was a prominent member of the Nuseirat Battalion’s aerial array.

The military says Darwish was killed following his attempts in the past month to “impede the IDF’s freedom of aerial action” in Gaza.

The IDF releases footage of the latter strike.

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