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A Hamas terrorist was accidentally killed by an Islamic Jihad missile that misfired. The incident occurred during Operation Dawn.
On August 7, the Israeli and Palestinian press reported on an explosion in Bureij, a Palestinian refugee camp in central Gaza. According to Shehab News, the explosion killed three boys, 13-year-old twins and a 9-year-old child, and injured their father.
A few hours later, Shehab News announced the death of their father, Yasser Nimr Al-Nabakhin. He died from his wounds. This is reported by the Jerusalem Post.
As soon as al-Nabahin died, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, issued a notice of his death. Al-Nabahin was described as a terrorist group as one of the “faithful knights” military wing.
At the funeral, deceased members of the Al-Nabakhin family were wrapped in Hamas flags.
According to the Associated Press, Al-Nabakhin was an off-duty police officer, with Hamas. The Palestinian press also reported that he was on the payroll of a police officer in the Gaza Interior Ministry.
However, according to the Shin Bet, the Hamas police perform a “double function”; is de facto part of Hamas combat units.
According to an initial IDF investigation, the Bureij incident was the result of a failed Islamic Jihad missile launch. on Israel. On Sunday evening, the IDF press service confirmed to The Jerusalem Post that a missile misfire was the cause of the Bureij incident.
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