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Israeli strike kills 'important' Hamas finance official

Published on Aug 25, 2014 12:22 AM
 
A Palestinian man looks for his belongings from under the rubble of a residential tower, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City August 24, 2014. Israel said Sunday it had killed a top Hamas financial official in an air strike on Gaza City, as it continued a policy of targeted assassinations against the Palestinian group. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel said Sunday it had killed a top Hamas financial official in an air strike on Gaza City, as it continued a policy of targeted assassinations against the Palestinian group.

Mohammed al-Ghul "was an important Hamas actor who dealt with transferring funds to build terror infrastructure in Gaza, such as tunnels, and was a key target," Israeli army spokesman Major Arye Shalicar said.

The air strike targeted a car in Gaza City, killing Ghul, the army said.

Palestinian medics in Gaza confirmed his death.

 
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