| 17 June 2024, Monday |

Israeli army says carried out air strike on house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

Israel’s military announced on Thursday that fighter jets had targeted the residence of Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
“Overnight, [Israeli army] fighter jets struck the residence of Ismail Haniyeh, the Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, which was used as terrorist infrastructure and often served as a meeting point for Hamas’ senior leaders to direct terror attacks against Israeli civilians and [Israeli army soldiers,” the Israeli army said in a statement.

It added: “During the takeover of the Al-Shati camp, [Israeli army] troops located and destroyed a Hamas naval forces weapons cache, containing diving gear, explosive devices, and weapons.”
The Israeli army also said its troops “struck terrorists and located weapons including explosive belts, explosive barrels, RPGs, anti-tank missiles, comms equipment, and intelligence documents.”

Hamas did not immediately comment on the Israeli claim.

Additionally, the Israeli army said it conducted a targeted operation into Al-Shifa hospital.

Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Thursday that Israeli forces raided Al-Shifa hospital for the second time within 24 hours. Local sources said that Israeli bulldozers and tanks raided the medical complex from its western entrance overnight, while Israeli tanks have been surrounding Al-Shifa hospital with military tanks over the past week.

  • alarabiya