Israel continues to pick off the top leadership of Hamas. According to The Jerusalem Post, the interior minister is the latest victim:
Hamas Interior Minister Said Siam Dies in IAF Air Strike
Hamas’s interior minister, Said Siam, was killed along with his brother Iad and another senior Hamas man in an IAF strike on a house in the Jabaliya neighborhood in Gaza City, Israeli defense officials told The Jerusalem Post.
Siam was the Hamas political echelon’s liaison with the group’s military wing, and was responsible for the various security apparatuses in the Strip, including the police and the naval force.
Siam was considered a radical and was in contact with Hamas’s political leadership in Damascus.
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Salah Abu Shrakh, the head of the Hamas general security service, was also killed in the air strike.
Palestinian medical officials confirmed the house was attacked, but there was no word from Hamas on Siam’s fate.
Siam was the most senior Hamas man to be killed in almost three weeks of fighting.
Hat tip: KGS.