In Lebanon, the Israeli army says it killed a “senior member” of the Hamas movement

The Israeli army announced on Tuesday that it had killed Hadi Ali Mustafa, a member of the Hamas movement, in southern Lebanon on Wednesday.

The Israeli army added that Mustafa, who was targeted in the Lebanese city of Tyre, was a “senior” member of Hamas, and was responsible for attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets around the world.

The Israeli army spokesman, Avichay Adraee, revealed that “the IDF eliminated a central member of Hamas in the Lebanon region who was promoting terrorist activities against Israeli targets around the world.”

He added in a post on the

According to Adraei, Hadi Mustafa was “involved in directing sabotage cells and field activities to attack Israeli and Jewish targets in various countries around the world. He was also a leading element in the organization’s construction department, which was managed by Samir Fandi, one of those close to Saleh Al-Arouri, who was eliminated with him.” “.

He added: “The IDF and the security services are taking action against the Hamas terrorist organization in every arena in which it is active.”

The Hamas movement in Lebanon and the “Izz al-Din al-Qassam” Brigades in Lebanon mourned the “martyr al-Qassam fighter Hadi Ali Muhammad Mustafa,” from the Rashidiya camp.

Earlier, the National News Agency in Lebanon reported that a Palestinian was killed “inside the car that was targeted” by the Israeli strike in the vicinity of the city of Tyre, near the Rashidieh Palestinian refugee camp.

A second person of Syrian nationality was also killed. The agency said, “He was on a motorcycle and happened to be passing by at the time of the attack.”

The strike came on Wednesday, the day after an exchange of bombings between Hezbollah and Israel, which launched raids on the Baalbek area, which it said targeted “two command headquarters” of Hezbollah. It resulted in the killing of two fighters, mourned by Hezbollah.

For its part, Hezbollah announced that it targeted Israeli sites in the Golan Heights with more than 100 missiles.

Since the day following the unprecedented attack launched by Hamas on Israel on October 7, the Lebanese border has witnessed an escalation between Hezbollah and Israel.

Hezbollah announces that it is targeting Israeli sites, spy devices, and military gatherings in support of Gaza and “in support of its resistance,” while the Israeli army responds with air and artillery bombardment, which it says targets the party’s “infrastructure” and the movements of fighters near the border.

From time to time, Israel targets cars in which military leaders are often present.

Since the start of the escalation, at least 320 people have been killed in Lebanon, including 219 Hezbollah fighters and 54 civilians, according to a tally prepared by Agence France-Presse based on party statements and official Lebanese sources.

In Israel, the army counted the deaths of 9 soldiers and 6 civilians.

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