IDF says Gaza airstrike has killed Hamas’s navy commander in Khan Younis

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

The Israel Defense Forces says it has killed the commander of Hamas’s naval forces in Khan Younis, in an airstrike in the Gaza Strip today.

It says Amar Abu Jalalah was killed along with another member of the Hamas naval forces.

The IDF says Jalalah was “a senior operative in Hamas’s naval forces and was involved in directing several terror attacks by sea that were thwarted.”

The airstrike was carried out following intelligence information provided by the Shin Bet security agency, the Military Intelligence Directorate and the Navy.

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