Senior member of Hamas, al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya killed in Israeli strike deep inside Lebanon

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

A prominent Hamas and al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya operative was killed in the airstrike in Lebanon’s Western Beqaa District a short while ago, the military says.

According to the IDF, Ayman Ghatma was responsible for supplying weapons to Hamas and al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya in Lebanon.

The IDF says the drone strike was carried out over Ghatma’s involvement in advancing attacks against Israel.

Ghatma was targeted and killed while driving near the town of Khiara, some 40 kilometers from the Israeli border.

The IDF publishes footage of the strike.

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