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Gaza: ‘Israeli airstrike killed three of my sons’ – Hamas leader Haniyeh

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Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh has confirmed three of his sons had been killed Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike within the Gaza Strip.

Haniyeh accused Israel of performing in “the spirit of revenge and homicide.”

The Hamas chief confirmed the deaths Wednesday in an interview with the Al Jazeera satellite tv for pc channel, saying his sons “had been martyred on the street to liberating Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Nonetheless, there was no quick remark from the Israeli military.

“The felony enemy is pushed by the spirit of revenge and homicide and doesn’t worth any requirements or legal guidelines,” Haniyeh mentioned within the telephone interview.

He lives in exile in Qatar, the place Al Jazeera relies.

In accordance with him, the killings wouldn’t stress Hamas into softening its positions, whilst the 2 sides have been concerned in months of cease-fire talks.

“The enemy believes that by concentrating on the households of the leaders, it’ll push them to surrender the calls for of our folks,” he mentioned. “Anybody who believes that concentrating on my sons will push Hamas to alter its place is delusional.”

Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV station said that Hazem, Ameer and Mohammed Haniyeh had been killed with relations within the strike close to the Shati refugee camp in Gaza Metropolis.

The report mentioned the brothers had been travelling with relations in a single car focused by an Israeli drone, Al-Aqsa TV mentioned, including {that a} complete of six folks had been killed, together with a daughter of Hazem Haniyeh, and a son and daughter of Ameer.

The strike comes when worldwide mediators have been attempting to dealer a brand new cease-fire settlement. It was not but identified what impact the strike would have on these talks.

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