Israeli Navy takes Hamas deputy commander captive, says IDF

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

Israeli Navy ships fire at Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate into Israel, early October 7, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
Israeli Navy ships fire at Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate into Israel, early October 7, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

The Israel Defense Forces says the Navy’s Shayetet 13 unit has taken into custody the deputy commander of the southern division of the Hamas naval force in Gaza, Muhammad Abu Ghali.

“The suspect is being held and is currently being interrogated by the defense establishment,” the IDF says.

No further details are given on how Abu Ghali was captured.

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