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Published on 31 October 2017

#Israel - Hamas commander among 7 terrorists killed in IDF tunnel blast

Seven terrorists reported dead, eleven wounded, after IDF destroys terror tunnel crossing into Israel; dead include head of Islamic Jihad's armed wing in central Gaza, Arafat Abu Marshould and his deputy, a Hamas field commander and two other gunmen; IDF deploys Iron Dome batteries near Gaza border.

Published on the 30th of October 2017 on Ynet

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reported Monday afternoon that seven people were killed—among them senior commanders of terror groups—and 11 wounded in an IDF explosion of a recently discovered tunnel located near the border fence which had penetrated into Israeli territory.

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A source in Gaza informed Ynet that two of the people killed belonged to the military arm of the pro-Iranian Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)—the second largest terror movement in the strip after the ruling government of Hamas—while a third was a Hamas field commander affiliated with the terror group’s elite Nukhba commando unit.

It later emerged that a Hamas militant identified as Marwan al-Ara was also killed in the explosion, along with Misbah Shubir, who may have been the Hamas field commander.

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