IDF says it killed member of Hamas naval commando unit

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

The Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, Oct. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
The Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, Oct. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

The Israel Defense Forces says it has killed a member of Hamas’s naval commando unit in a strike in the Gaza Strip this evening.

The military says fighter jets and Navy vessels carried out strikes against a Hamas command center in Gaza, killing Mamdouh Shalabiya.

According to the IDF, Shalabiya “worked to carry out attacks from the sea.”

The IDF says it also hit a number of other targets belonging to Hamas this evening.

The military publishes footage of the strikes.

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