Israel said to form unit tasked with killing Hamas commandos behind Oct. 7 assault
Baku/23.10.23/turan: The Mossad and Shin Bet have reportedly formed a special operations center tasked with tracking down and killing members of the Hamas commando unit that led the Gaza-ruling terror group’s deadly onslaught in southern Israel on October 7.
According to the Ynet news site, the unit will be named after the World War I-era Jewish underground organization “Nili,” an acronym for a Hebrew phrase which translates as “the Eternal One of Israel will not lie.”
The report said the command center’s goal will be to take out all the Nukbha fighters who were involved in the surprise assault two weeks ago, when some 2,500 terrorists burst into Israel by land, sea, and air under a massive rocket barrage, killing around 1,400 people, the vast majority of them civilians. Terrorists also took at least 210 hostages of all ages into Gaza and are holding them captive.
The Israel Defense Forces has already announced the death of several Nukbha commanders in strikes since the Hamas-led attack two weeks ago, including Billal al-Qedra, who headed the unit’s southern Khan Younis battalion, and Ali Qadhi, a company commander.
On Wednesday, the military said it killed over 10 Nukhba members while targeting top terror figures in the Gaza Strip.
With a likely ground offensive looming, Israel has warned that every Hamas member faces death but two accused masterminds of the October 7 attacks are at the top of its hit list: Hamas military commander Muhammad Deif and political leader Yahya Sinwar.
Israel has said that Sinwar is “a dead man walking” and the hunt for the two most senior Hamas leaders in Gaza is expected to be fierece.
“Hamas terrorists have two options: Be killed or surrender unconditionally. There is no third option,” Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said.
Hamas spokesmen have responded that the Palestinian Islamist terror group is “not scared.” -0-