IDF, Shin Bet say earlier strike in Rafah killed senior Hamas official, two operatives

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

The IDF and Shin Bet say an airstrike was carried out earlier today in southern Gaza’s Rafah, killing a senior Hamas police official, along with two other operatives.

The main target of the strike was Ahmed Al-Yaaqoubi, who the IDF and Shin Bet say was responsible for the security arrangements of senior Hamas officials and served as a senior officer in the Rafah district’s secret police department.

Iman Rantisi, a Hamas military operative and senior official in the terror group’s general security investigations department, and another officer in the Rafah district’s secret police department, were also killed in the strike, the IDF says.

Footage released by the IDF shows the airstrike on the car in Rafah the trio were in.

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