Israeli Forces Kill Three Children of Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza


An Israeli attack in northern Gaza has killed three sons of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh as Israel continues its bombardment of the besieged enclave on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

In an interview with Al Jazeera Arabic, Haniyeh confirmed the killing of his children Hazem, Amir and Mohammad along with a number of his grandchildren on April 10. Shehab news agency reported that at least three grandchildren of the Hamas leader were killed in the attack.

The Hamas political leader, who is based in the Gulf state of Qatar, decried what he described as Israel’s brutality in Gaza and stressed that Palestinian leaders will not back down if their families and homes are targeted.

On April 10, Haniyeh said the attack on his family is evidence of Israel’s “failure” as it continues to face Palestinian fighters in Gaza, adding that the killings will not change Hamas’s position in ongoing indirect ceasefire talks.

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