The Isreal Defence Force has announced that it has eliminated Ayman Nofal, a senior Hamas operative. The force made the announcement on its Twitter handle on Tuesday at about 3.45 pm GMT
Nofal according to the IDF was Commander of Hamas’ Central Brigade in Gaza and the former Head of Military Intelligence.
He directed many attacks against Israeli civilians and besides being one of the most dominant figures in the terrorist organization, he was involved in the planning of the abduction of Gilad Shalit.
The IDF promised it wouldn’t stop until it eliminates the terrorist group.
Earlier IDF had posted the picture and a brief about the leader of Hamas
About Hamas From Wikipedia Account
Hamas is officially the Islamic Resistance Movement. It belongs to the Sunni Islamist political and military organization governing the Gaza Strip of the Palestinian territories.
While it is headquartered in Gaza City, it also has a presence in the West Bank (the larger of the two Palestinian territories), in which Fatah exercises control. It is widely considered to be the “dominant political force” within the Palestinian territories.
In 1987, shortly after the outbreak of the First Intifada against Israel, Hamas was founded by Palestinian imam and activist Ahmed Yassin.
It emerged out of his Mujama al-Islamiya, which had been established in Gaza in 1973 as a religious charity involved with the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood.
Hamas became increasingly involved in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict by the late 1990s. It opposed the Israel–PLO Letters of Mutual Recognition as well as the Oslo Accords, which saw Hamas’ secular rival Fatah renounce “the use of terrorism and other acts of violence” and recognize Israel in pursuit of a two-state solution.
Hamas continued to advocate Palestinian armed resistance. Hamas won the 2006 Palestinian legislative election gaining a majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council and subsequently took control of the Gaza Strip from Fatah following a civil war in 2007. Since then, it has run Gaza as an oppressive one-party state.