Reports: Hamas checking if Marwan Issa, terror group’s number 3 in Gaza, killed in IDF airstrike

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

The Israeli military reportedly attempted to assassinate Marwan Issa, the deputy head of the of Hamas’s military wing, in a recent airstrike in the central Gaza Strip.

According to Hebrew-language media reports, Issa was hiding in the Nuseirat camp. Overnight between Saturday and Sunday, the IDF carried out an airstrike on a building where he was believed to be.

Reports say five Palestinians were killed in the strike, although it is unknown if Issa is among them.

According to the reports, Hamas is still checking if Issa was killed in the strike.

Issa is considered to be number three in the terror organization in Gaza.

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