Who is ‘Abu Ahmed’, the Senior Qassam Brigades Leader Killed in Gaza?

Senior Hamas military commander Ayman Nofal. (Photo: via AJA)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

An Israeli airstrike on the Central Gaza Strip region of Al Bureij killed senior Hamas military commander Ayman Nofal.

Nofal is believed to be the head of Al-Qassam Brigades in the Central Gaza area. 

Nofal, whose nom de guerre was ‘Abu Ahmed’,  was a member of the Brigades’ General Military Council and in charge of the Central Gaza operations. 

Earlier today, the Israeli occupation army said that it attacked 200 targets in Gaza overnight, hitting what it claimed to be Hamas’s operational headquarters.

Uniting the Factions

In a recent interview with Aljazeera, Nofal said that the next “confrontation with the Israeli occupation will be taken through a collective and well-calculated decision from the Joint Operation Room of all Palestinian Resistance groups combined.”

Nofal is also known for spearheading efforts at combining the efforts of 40 Palestinian military branches throughout Gaza to operate under 10 different commands, all under a single leadership.

More Casualties

At least 70 Palestinians were killed in the intense bombardment of densely populated areas in Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip in a single round of Israeli strikes.

Also, earlier today, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the latest casualties in the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza, estimating that 3,000 Palestinians have been killed and that 12,500 have been wounded, most of them women and children.

On Monday, it was estimated that at least 1,000 Palestinians are trapped under the rubble of their homes in Gaza. 

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Resistance and War

On October 7, the Palestinian Resistance groups in Gaza launched the Al-Aqsa Flood operation, where they penetrated Israeli walls and fences, besieging the crowded Strip.

The Resistance is believed to have killed and wounded thousands of Israeli soldiers and settlers in that region. 

Israel responded by killing thousands of Palestinians and wounding thousands more. It also destroyed much of already devastated and besieged Gaza, shutting down all borders, preventing access to food, medecine and water. 

Some international law experts are calling Israeli behavior an act of genocide.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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