THE Marwan Issathird in its leadership hierarchy Hamas also known by the nickname “The Shadow Man” was killed last week during an Israeli military operation in Gaza, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announced.

“Marwan Isa he was killed during an Israeli operation last week,” Sullivan said during a press conference.

Marwan Issa, aged 58 or 59, was the second-in-command of Mohammed Deir, the commander of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigadesthe military wing of Hamas.

One of the Hamas officials most wanted by Israel, among them masterminds of the October 7 attack in Israel, Marwan Issa is the most senior member of the Hamas leadership to be killed in Gaza since the war began.

The spokesman of the Israeli army, Daniel Hagari, had announced on 11 March that Marwan Issa and another Hamas official were targeted in an Israeli airstrike against underground hideout in central Gaza.

Israeli media sources said the official was killed in an airstrike targeting a tunnel under the refugee camp Nuseirat.

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