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IDF eliminates Hamas member behind missile strikes on northern Israel

IDF eliminates Hamas member behind missile strikes on northern Israel Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The IDF has announced the elimination of a Hamas representative in Syria responsible for recent rocket attacks on northern areas of Israel, according to The Times of Israel.

The IDF reports that Hassan Akasha was killed in the southern Syrian city of Beit Jinn. However, they did not specify the exact method used for his killing.

Israeli military officials stated that the militant was responsible for several rocket attacks on northern Israel from Syria on behalf of Hamas.

"We will not allow terror from Syrian territory, and it is responsible for any action that emanates its territory. We will continue to act against any threat," the IDF stated.

Israel's war with Hamas

Hamas militants invaded Israel on October 7. They began targeting and kidnapping both military personnel and civilians. Jerusalem announced Operation Iron Swords and targeted terrorist locations in the Gaza Strip.

A temporary ceasefire between Jerusalem and the militants began on November 24 for prisoner release, mediated by Qatar. However, Israel claims that hostilities resumed on December 1 due to Hamas violating the ceasefire terms.

On December 20, Israel proposed a week-long ceasefire to the Palestinians, which was rejected by Hamas. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlined three conditions necessary to end the war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.