Thursday, August 21, 2014
Israel Takes Out Three Senior Hamas Commanders
In a joint operation,the Shin Bet and the IDF took out three highly placed Hamas commanders last night.
Rafah Division commander Raed al-Attar, Southern Division commander Mohammed Abu Shmallah and Rafah Division senior commander Mohammed Barhoum are all halal dead rats thanks to an overnight strike on a house in the Tel al-Sultan refugee camp west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Abu Shmallah, 41, and al-Attar, 40, were two of the most senior commanders in the al-Qassam Brigades.Al-Attar commanded the operation that kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in Israel and , Abu Shmallah was also involved in the operation.
Al-Attar was one of the chief masterminds of the terror tunnels project in the south of the Strip, and was in charge of arms smuggling from the Sinai Peninsula.Al-Attar was in charge of launching many of the Hamas terrorist attacks against Egyptian targets and was also next in line to take over from Mohammed Deif (who may also be taking a dirt nap) as leader of Hamas's' military.
Barhoun was one of al-Attar's subordinate commanders in Rafah.
Abu Shmallah was no mere sidekick.He was the Hamas commander in southern Gaza, in charge of the Rafah and the Khan Younis area and was responsible for a number of terrorist attacks on Israel,including the recent attempt to infiltrate 13 terrorists into Israel via tunnel, which did not end up so well.
Hamas spokeshole Sami Abu Zuhri said Israel would pay the price for the strike, calling it "a massive Israeli crime."
Could you repeat that, Tzaddik, just a little louder? The IDF needs to get a fix on your location, you know, the better to tune in.
This is an excellent start. Target the leaders and take them out.