IDF says it killed senior member of Hamas’s naval force in Gaza Strip

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

The Israel Defense Forces says it struck and killed a senior member of Hamas’s naval force in the Gaza Strip overnight.

The IDF says Muhammed Abu Shamala was a senior operative in the terror groups’s naval forces in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

“Abu Shamala’s house was also used to store naval weapons intended to be used in terror operations against Israel,” the military adds.

In a call with reporters, IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says the military also killed Mustafa Shahin, a Hamas operative who filmed and broadcast the terror group’s murderous attack on southern Israel on Saturday.

“We will close the account with everyone who was involved in the horrors of the war. We take videos from the internet and identify them with the help of facial recognition,” Hagari says.

In separate strikes overnight, the IDF says it hit dozens of sites belonging to Hamas’s commando forces.

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