IDF destroys Hamas interior minister's office

The interior minister was held by Israel for 20 years before being released as a part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal.

May 5, 2019 23:29
Tawfiq Abu Naim

Tawfiq Abu Naim, head of Hamas-run security forces in Gaza, speaks during a news conference, in Gaza City.. (photo credit: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS)


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The building that was attacked by the IDF on Sunday evening was the office of Twafiq Abu Naim, the interior minister and head of the security services of Hamas, according to the IDF spokesperson.

IDF fighter jets attacked the building in the city Nuseirat.

Abu Naim was jailed by Israel in 1991 and was released in 2011 as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal.

Upon his return to the Gaza Strip, Abu Naim became a political leader. He is responsible for the security mechanisms of Hamas, which are often used to commit terror acts.

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