Israel focusing on ‘taking out’ senior Hamas leaders in Gaza: army

Israeli forces encircle main southern Gaza city
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Israel’s military assault against Hamas is focusing on “taking out” the Islamist group’s senior leadership in the Gaza Strip, including chief Yahya Sinwar, the army spokesman said Thursday.

“Right now we are focused on taking out their senior leadership, not only the military leadership (but) also their governmental leadership, all the way up to Sinwar,” Richard Hecht told journalists, referring to Hamas’s chief in the enclave.

“They were directly connected” to the attack that Hamas launched on Israel over the weekend that left more than 1,200 people dead.

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