More Hamas Members Surrender
Hagari said the Hamas members who surrendered in Jabaliya and Shejaiya handed over their weapons to Israeli troops.
According to the IDF Spokesman, the interrogations of the Hamas members revealed that the terror group had lost the battle despite its leadership denying the reality.
Hamas terrorists who surrendered told the IDF soldiers that their leaders were out of touch with the harsh situation they faced on the ground.
They claimed that their leaders, who are said to be hiding in tunnels, do not care about Gazans above ground, something that worries them.
“Hamas Leadership is Weakening,” Herzi Halevi Claims
Speaking during a Hanukkah candle lighting with Nahal Brigade troops on Saturday, IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi said the recent cases of Hamas terrorists surrendering to the Israeli army showed that the terror group’s leadership was becoming weak.
This can’t be far from the truth, considering that the IDF has eliminated several key Hamas officials since the war started.
Some of the Hamas officials that the Israel Defense Forces has eliminated include the terror group’s commander of the Gaza Brigade, Ayman Nofal; commander of the Shejaiya battalion, Wissam Farhat; commander of the Shati battalion, Haitham Khuwajari; and commander of Naser Radwan, Ahmed Siam.
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IDF Goes After Hamas Leader Yahya Sinwar
The Israeli army is now targeting Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, who Hagari describes as a dead man walking.
An unidentified Israeli official told Times of Israel that Sinwar had escaped from Gaza City to Khan Younis using a humanitarian vehicle. The IDF said a few days ago it believed that Sinwar is in Khan Younis, hiding in tunnels underneath it.
Earlier this week, the Israeli soldiers started pumping seawater inside the tunnels in an effort to force Hamas members to come above ground.
This move has, however, received mixed reactions in the United States, with the majority of government officials being of the opinion that the flooding of the tunnels could destroy the foundation of buildings in Gaza.