Top Hamas commander rumored killed in Gaza

Twitter and Facebook are abuzz with rumors that high-ranking Hamas commander Muhammad Sinwar has been killed by IDF soldiers during operating in the Gaza Strip.

Some Twitter users even upload photos, purportedly of a dead Sinwar, who is considered to be one of four top figures in the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. But while the rumor has spread like wildfire in the Strip, the man’s death has yet to be confirmed by any reliable source.

Sinwar, the commander of Hamas’s military wing in the Khan Yunis area, was one of the leading planners of Gilad Shalit’s abduction in 2006, and even personally held the Israeli soldier captive for some time.

— Avi Issacharoff

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