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IDF Eliminates Another Top Hamas Terrorist

In a precision strike IDF aircraft eliminated Yihya Abiya, responsible for managing Hamas' rocket terror campaign against Israel.
By David Lev
First Publish: 11/18/2012, 5:05 PM

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Car explosion (illustrative)
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In a precision strike Sunday afternoon, IDF aircraft eliminated another top Hamas terrorist – Yihya Abiya, responsible for managing and organizing Hamas' rocket terror campaign against Israel.

Gaza Arab sources said that IDF warplanes targeted a building in an area of Gaza City, where Abiya was in hiding. Along with Abiya, three human shield civilians that the terror chief was in the building with were killed as well.

At a press conference, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said that the IDF was continuing its attacks against Hamas military targets in Gaza, and was increasing its attacks on top Hamas terrorists. IDF planes bombarded several key Hamas facilities in Gaza, including a large Hamas training based in the center of Gaza.

Earlier Sunday, the IDF, using Israeli technology, took over broadcasts of Hamas radio and used the frequency to broadcast its own message, warning Gaza Arabs to stay away from Hamas rocket launching sites. “The IDF is moving on to the next stage” of the fight against Hamas terrorists, the message said. “For your own safety you are asked to obey instructions and avoid the terror installations set up by Hamas,” the message by the IDF said.