Israel-Gaza crisis: IDF says top Hamas commander Bilal al Qadr killed
The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday said top Hamas commander Bilal al Qadr has been killed.
According to reports, he was the senior Hamas commander from the Nukhba special forces responsible for the mass infiltration and massacre of Israelis.
Israeli Air Force fighter jets, directed by Shin Bet, targeted and killed al Qadr, the commander of the Nukhba forces' southern Khan Yunis unit, reported The Jerusalem Post.
Qadr was responsible for the encroachments into Nirim and Nir Oz and the subsequent mass murder of Israelis in the Gaza border towns, the newspaper reported.
The conflict initiated by a substantial assault from Hamas on October 7 resulted in 1,300 casualties, subsequently triggering a retaliatory bombing operation that has claimed the lives of at least 2,215 individuals in the Gaza Strip.