BREAKING: Israel Defense Forces Report Hamas Commander Iyad Fathi Faik Sharir Is Dead

In a strike against Hamas, Israel killed a prominent Hamas commander.

“We just killed the commander of the Hamas anti-tank missile unit, Iyad Fathi Faik Sharir. He was in charge of carrying out anti-tank missile attacks on Israel. Our aircraft are currently striking additional terror targets in Gaza,” the Israel Defense Force tweeted Tuesday.

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In response for hundreds of missiles launched at Israel and its capital, Jerusalem, Israel has proceeded to conduct strikes against Hamas. Israel started bombing Palestinian terrorist sites late Monday and has managed to do so all day Tuesday. More than 130 Hamas military sites, including arms production and intelligence bases, were targeted by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

The IDF shared a statement about the military operations against the terrorists.

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“Overnight, in response to continuous rocket fire from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory, the IDF struck over 130 terror targets belonging to terror organizations in the Gaza Strip. In the first and second stages of the strikes, IDF fighter jets, attack helicopters and aircraft struck weapons manufacturing sites belonging to the Hamas terror organization. In the third stage, targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization and the Islamic Jihad were struck, including: weapons manufacturing sites and military facilities belonging to the Hamas terror organization and the Islamic Jihad. A Hamas battalion commander was also targeted.”

“In addition, as part of the strikes over the past day, the IDF struck a military intelligence building belonging to the Hamas terror organization, along with approximately 15 operatives of the organization. Likewise, IDF tanks and aircraft struck additional terror targets, among them: two offensive terror tunnels adjacent to the security fence. The Hamas terror organization deliberately places military targets in the heart of densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip. The IDF takes precautions to avoid harming civilians as much as possible during its operational activities.”

In the United States, the Israeli offensive has gotten a lot of coverage. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other Democrats have accused Israel of initiating terrorist behavior in response to Palestinian attacks.

“Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism. Palestinians deserve protection. Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians. It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid,” Omar stated in a Tweet.

“Many will tell you Israel has a right to defend itself, to safety and security, but are silent on whether Palestinians have those rights too. Until we can defend the rights of Palestinians just as we do Israelis, we have no leg to stand on when it comes to justice or peace,” she later posted.

Israel urged the White House to remain out of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute over the weekend, worrying that President Joe Biden’s presence would exacerbate the problem.

After hundreds of Palestinian rioters fought with Israeli police on the Temple Mount Monday morning, Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat.

According to Axios, Ben-Shabbat informed Sullivan during the discussion that Biden and other countries should let Israel manage the problem.

An Israeli official informed Axios that Ben-Shabbat told Sullivan that “international intervention is a reward to the Palestinian rioters and those who back them who were seeking international pressure on Israel.”

 

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