Did Israel Surround Home of Yahya Sinwar? – Hamas Responds

Hamas responded to Israel's claims regarding Sinwar's home being surrounded in Gaza. (Image: Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

That ‘victory’, however, was short-lived, as even the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (KAN), itself challenged Netanyahu’s allegations. 

In a statement on Thursday, the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas addressed allegations by top Israeli officials that they had surrounded the home of Yahya Sinwar in the city of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. 

Sinwar is Hamas’ leader in Gaza, a person that Israel has vilified for years and considers to be its main target in its most destructive response to the October 7 operation carried out by Hamas’ fighters in southern Gaza. 

“Yesterday I said that our forces can reach anywhere in the Gaza Strip. Now they are surrounding Sinwar’s house. So his house is not his fortress, and he can escape, but it’s only a matter of time before we get him,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

Who is Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’ Top Leader in Gaza? – PROFILE

Netanyahu made the announcement with an unmistakable sense of triumph, as to register an Israeli military victory, however symbolic in what seems to be a futile war against Hamas and other Palestinian Resistance groups in Gaza. 

That ‘victory’, however, was short-lived, as even the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (KAN), itself challenged Netanyahu’s allegations. 

It turned out, however, that Sinwar’s house was not surrounded, simply because the house does not exist anymore. 

“The occupation’s pursuit to achieve an illusory victory through Netanyahu’s announcement of surrounding the house of the fighter Yahya Sinwar which was bombed and destroyed during the Battle of Saif Al-Quds on May 17, 2021, is nothing but a chase of illusions and mirages,” Hamas statement read.  

Sinwar Made Extraordinary Appearance, Spoke in Hebrew – REPORTS

Hamas described Netanyahu’s allegations as a reflection of the “enemy’s failure to achieve any accomplishment or objective in its aggressive goals against our people and their Resistance.”

The statement goes on to remind Israel of the “famous picture of Sinwar sitting on a couch atop the ruins of his house.” 

Well, it seems that that same house was never rebuilt. Not only does this make a mockery of the Israeli claim, but also of the suggestion by Israel that Sinwar was not at home at the time of the supposed military operation.

“Israel creates fictitious targets to claim a fictitious victory, as it did previously with Al-Shifa Hospital , and now with the demolished house of Sinwar,” the Hamas statement said.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization, thus, all donations are tax deductible.)
Our Vision For Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out