In the 10 days since the Israeli-Palestinian fighting, the Israeli army has been trying to target Mohammed Deif, the military leader of the Palestinian Hamas militants.
An IDF spokesman admitted today (19) that the Israeli army had conducted two military operations against Mohammad Diff, but both failed, and that Diff had escaped at the last minute each time.
It is reported that as early as 2014, the Israeli army had tried to target the removal of Diff, in that operation, Diff’s wife and children were killed.
An IDF spokesman said seven key Hamas leaders, including Diff and Yahya Sinwar, were targeted by Israeli targets. So far, more than 160 Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants have been killed in 10 days of air strikes.
Earlier this month, Def issued a statement warning Israel not to expel Palestinians from Sheikh Jala in East Jerusalem and demanding that Israeli military and police withdraw from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City.
He said Hamas militants would fire rockets into Jerusalem if Israel did not heed the warning. Subsequently, Hamas militants fired seven rockets into Jerusalem.