EIn a statement, the Army identified the Hamas member as Mahmud Sabih, an engineer who led the project development department of the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip, responsible for the attacks against southern Israel on October 7.
This department is intended to increase Hamas’s weapons capabilities, and according to the Israeli Army “exchanged knowledge with terrorist organizations throughout the Middle East.”
The statement also notes that Mahmud Sabih worked to facilitate the transfer of information to Hamas on the production of weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles.
On October 7th, Hamas launched a large-scale surprise attack in southern Israel, which caused 1,400 deaths, mainly civilians, according to data from Israeli authorities.
Israel reacted to the attack by declaring war on Hamas, imposing a total blockade on the entry of humanitarian aid and beginning intense bombings in the Gaza Strip, which according to Palestinian authorities has already caused more than 4,000 deaths, most of them civilians.
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