Israeli troops killed a Hamas commander who helped lead the Oct. 7 terror attack that killed some 1,200 people and saw about 240 others taken hostage.
Adil Mismah, the Nukhba Company Commander of the city of Deir al-Balah, was “eliminated,” Israeli Defense Forces wrote on X Monday.
Mismah had led terrorists into the Kibbutz Kissufim and ordered other gunmen to ravage the communities of Nirim and Be’eri, according to The Jerusalem Post.
The commander was slain in an airstrike directed by Israeli ground troops, officials said.
The IDF said troops also “struck Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror targets” in Shejaiya and located a large cache of weapons as well as destroying a launch post and “eliminating” a terror cell that had attacked Israeli troops.
A Khan Yunis rocket launcher was also taken down by the IDF, as the Israeli Navy took aim at Gaza targets, officials said Monday morning.
Israel has said its war in the disputed territory will last for months to come, resisting international calls for a prolonged cease-fire.
Adil Mismah, who oversaw the attack on the Kissufim kibbutz (seen here in November) was “eliminated,” the IDF said Monday.