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Israel Army Says Raided A Hamas Facility Used To Train For Oct 7 Attack

Israeli forces also raided the office of Mohammad Sinwar, a senior commander in Hamas’s armed wing. (File)

Jerusalem:

The Israeli military said Sunday that its forces had raided a Hamas training facility in the Gaza Strip where its operatives were preparing for an October 7 attack on Israel.

Models of Israeli military bases, armored vehicles and entrances to kibbutz were on display at a facility in Khan Yunis, the main city in the southern Palestinian territory, the military said.

Soldiers also attacked the office of Mohammad Sinwar, a senior commander in Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

He is also the younger brother of Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip who is believed to have masterminded the October 7 attack.

The military said it encountered several operatives during a raid on the al-Qadisiyah compound in Khan Younis and opened fire.

It added that the operatives had been “neutralized” by sniper fire, tank shelling and air strikes.

Hamas’ unprecedented attack on Israel has killed around 1,160 people, mostly civilians, in Israel, according to an AFP tally based on official figures.

The agents also took about 250 hostages, and Israel said 132 people remained in Gaza, at least 27 of whom were believed to have been killed.

Israel, which has vowed to eliminate Hamas, has launched a major military offensive that has killed at least 27,365 people, mostly women and children, in the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled area said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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