Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior leaders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the militant group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization’s morale and a significant scoop for Israeli intelligence.

The strike near Rafah, a town in the southern part of the coastal territory, was one of 20 the Israeli military said it carried out after midnight on Wednesday.

In a text message sent to media, Hamas said three of its senior military leaders – Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar – were killed, along with three other people.
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