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  Tevet 1, 5769 , 28/12/08

Hamas Confirms Death of Senior Members

Senior members of the Hamas armed forces in Gaza were among those killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on Saturday, Hamas has confirmed. Among the dead were Commander Tawfiq Jabir, who headed the Hamas police force, Governor of central Gaza Ahmed Abu Ashur and Police Commander of Security Ismail Al-Jabari.

The IDF targeted Hamas police stations and other buildings used by the terrorist group's armed forces in a bombing run late on Saturday morning. One station was hosting a graduation ceremony for new members of Hamas' armed forces; dozens of the graduates were killed.

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