Israel Bombs House Of Top Hamas Leader And Its Gaza Chief Yahya Sinwar

Swarajya Staff

May 16, 2021, 12:30 PM | Updated 12:30 PM IST

Yahya Sinwar (Times of Israel)
Yahya Sinwar (Times of Israel)

Israel has bombed the house of Hamas' leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar, who is also the political chief of the terror outfit, AFP has reported.

According to witnesses and local sources, among the targets on Saturday was the house of Yehya Sinwar, leader of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the Gaza Strip, reports Xinhua news agency.

There was no more information about the Hamas chief, while informed sources said he wasn't home when the building was bombed.

The house of his brother, Mohammed Sinwar, was also bombed with approximately 15 air raids.

"Among the targets struck are the residences of Yahya Sinwar, Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau in Gaza, as well as of his brother, Muhammad Sinwar, Head of Logistics and Manpower for Hamas", the Israel Army said in a statement while claiming that both the houses served as a military infrastructure for Hamas.

"The Israeli warplanes launched more than 155 air strikes among several areas of Gaza Strip as a reaction of launching batches of new versions of missiles by the Palestinian armed resistance factions towards southern and central Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv," said a civil defense spokesman.

Ambulance and civil defence crews in Gaza were still searching for bodies and survivors under the rubble of the bombed buildings.

With Inputs From IANS

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