IDF Killed Top Opponents of Hamas in Gaza

(Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) On October 12, an Israel Air Force aircraft killed two operatives affiliated with global jihad networks in Gaza: Hisham Ali Abd al-Karim Saidani - a top operative of the Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad and cofounder of the Shura Council of Jihad Fighters in Greater Jerusalem - and Ashraf Sabah. The deaths of Saidani and other top operatives in targeted killings have undermined - even if only temporarily - the operative capabilities of Al Tawhid wal-Jihad (the most important global jihad organization in Gaza) and the Shura Council. In Hamas' view, it has rid itself of a tough opponent who refused to obey its "rules of the game" on anti-Israel terrorist attacks.

2012-10-26 00:00:00

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