Senior Hamas operative killed in Gaza airstrike this week — IDF, Shin Bet

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

Akram Abd al-Rahman Husein Salama, in an undated photo published by the IDF on April 6, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
Akram Abd al-Rahman Husein Salama, in an undated photo published by the IDF on April 6, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

A senior Hamas operative in the terror group’s internal security was killed in an airstrike in the Gaza Strip earlier this week, the IDF and Shin Bet announce.

Akram Abd al-Rahman Husein Salama, who the IDF and Shin Bet say held “several key positions” in Hamas, including the deputy head of internal security in Khan Younis, was killed in a fighter jet strike in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

The joint announcement says Salama “was involved in the advancing major terror operations in the Gaza Strip, with the aim of harming the activities of the IDF, and was responsible for the planning and execution of significant terror attacks in Israel.”

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