Missile attack kills Hamas heavyweight
A senior Hamas leader has been killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza. Nizar Rayan’s death was...
A senior Hamas leader has been killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.
Nizar Rayan’s death was announced shortly after Hamas said it would accept an EU ceasefire proposal, but only subject to certain conditions.
The latter includes Israel ending its military campaign.
But the Israeli government has vowed to continue the operation for now.
Medics say several of Rayan’s wives and a number of his children have also died in the missile attack.
Rayan is the most senior Hamas official killed since Israel unleashed its bombardment against the group on Saturday, in response to persistent rocket fire from the enclave.