Sons and grandsons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniya killed in airstrike

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Three sons and four grandsons of Hamas leader killed in air strike

Hamas leader Haniya in Tehran

Ismail Haniya, head of Hamas, seen here in Tehran at the end of March

Source: dpa/Vahid Salemi

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The Israeli army is said to have killed three sons and four grandsons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniya in an attack. Hanija is considered the number one terrorist organization. According to a statement, he thanked “God for the honor bestowed on us through martyrdom.”

bAccording to the Islamist Hamas, three sons and four grandchildren of Hamas foreign chief Ismail Haniya were killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. They were hit in a vehicle in the Al-Shati refugee camp in the northern part of the coastal strip.

The Israeli army confirmed a targeted killing. Three members of the Hamas military wing were “taken out” by a fighter jet attack during terrorist activities in the Gaza Strip, the military said. The army confirmed that these were the sons of Haniah.

He thanked “God for the honor bestowed on us through the martyrdom of my three sons and some of my grandchildren,” Hanija said in Doha, according to a statement obtained by the broadcaster. Hamas confirmed the deaths of Haniya’s three sons and four grandchildren.

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Ismail Haniya confirmed the deaths of his sons, saying they had become martyrs on the “path to liberate Jerusalem.” “The criminal enemy is driven by the spirit of revenge and murder and does not respect norms and laws,” Hanija said in a telephone interview. Hamas will not give up its positions.

“The enemy believes that by targeting their families, they are making leaders abandon the needs of our people,” Haniya said. “Anyone who thinks that attacking my sons will make Hamas change its position is crazy.”

The blood of his children is no more valuable than the blood of the children of the Palestinian people, Haniya said, according to Al Jazeera. “All the martyrs of Palestine are my children.”

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Haniya is considered the number one leader of the radical Islamic Hamas. He heads their Politburo from the Gulf Emirate of Qatar, where he lives. He is considered one of the masterminds of the unprecedented Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, which triggered the war in the Gaza Strip, along with Jahja Sinwar, the political Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, and the military Hamas leader Mohammed Deif.

According to Israeli figures, at least 1,160 people were killed in the major attack by the Islamist Hamas, which is classified as a terrorist organization by the EU and the USA, and around 250 were kidnapped as hostages in the Gaza Strip.

Since then, Israel has taken massive military action in the Gaza Strip. According to the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health, which cannot be independently verified, more than 33,300 people have been killed so far.

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