Troops shoot, kill top Hamas commander in Gaza

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November 21, 2006 07:09

 
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IDF troops shot and killed a top Hamas commander on Tuesday during a gunbattle in a Gaza City neighborhood, the Islamic group said in a statement. The army took over Wael Hassanin's home at the start of the overnight operation, sparking a firefight with Hassanin and other Hamas gunmen, witnesses said. Hassanin, 26, a top Hamas commander in Gaza's Zeitoun neighborhood, was apparently the target of the operation. He was killed in the gunbattle, Hamas said.

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