IDF says Hamas operative involved in developing weapons killed in Gaza drone strike

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

A prominent Hamas operative involved in developing weapons for the terror group was killed in a drone strike in the Gaza Strip yesterday, the military says.

The IDF says Muhammad Salah “took part in a project to develop strategic weapons” for Hamas, as well as commanding several more squads that were developing weaponry.

Many more strikes were carried out across Gaza over the past day, including tunnel shafts and cells of gunmen, the military says.

The strikes come as troops continue to operate in southern Gaza’s Rafah and in the Netzarim Corridor in the Strip’s center.

In Rafah, the IDF says, troops advanced in the Tel Sultan neighborhood, locating weapons and rocket launchers used in previous attacks.

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