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The message sent by Sinwar weeks before the massacre

Channel 12 News reports that, weeks before October 7, Hamas leader sent a leader to Israel that a flare-up was expected in the prisons.

The message sent by Sinwar weeks before the massacre

Analyst: Israel needs to operate underground, hurt Hamas' spine

Tzvi Yechezkeli, Arab affairs analyst, says Israeli intelligence almost certainly knows where Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar is hiding, reiterates belief that he is surrounded by hostages.

Analyst: Israel needs to operate underground, hurt Hamas' spine

Report:

Hamas pushing Sinwar to end war with Israel

CIA chief William Burns believes Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar under new pressure from Hamas commanders to end the war against Israel, CNN report says.

Hamas pushing Sinwar to end war with Israel

The trial of Yahya Sinwar: An opening statement

Death is not good enough for Sinwar. Let us hope he is captured and put on trial in Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital. As the Eichmann Trial was used to shed light on Nazi crimes, so too should a Sinwar Trial be used to shed light on Hamas barbarity. Opinion

The trial of Yahya Sinwar: An opening statement

Report: Just three people know where Yahya Sinwar is hiding

Sources tell Asharq Al-Awsat that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar is up-to-date on war's developments, only a few people know his true location.

Report: Just three people know where Yahya Sinwar is hiding

Smotrich in Sderot:

'I will not be surprised if Sinwar agrees to a deal'

Minister of Finance during a visit to Sderot: History will not forgive those who stop the war at this stage.

'I will not be surprised if Sinwar agrees to a deal'

Counter-terror expert:

How 'cornered rat' Yahya Sinwar survived 8 months of war

US counter-terror experts say Hamas leader, October 7 mastermind avoiding using electronic communication, likely surrounded by hostages in tunnel in Khan Yunis.

How 'cornered rat' Yahya Sinwar survived 8 months of war

Shocking

Final project at Israeli university honors Oct. 7th architect

A final project in the School of Architecture at the Technion honors Hamas leader and architect of the October 7th massacre, Yahya Sinwar.

Final project at Israeli university honors Oct. 7th architect

'Necessary sacrifices' Hamas leader decrees, but only for others

How should one correctly identify a Hamas leader’s call for “necessary sacrifices” when the human subjects of his harsh decree do not include himself? Sinwar’s call represents a cry of incomparable cowardice. Opinion.

'Necessary sacrifices' Hamas leader decrees, but only  for others

Correspondence reveals:

Yahya Sinwar on Gaza civilian casualties: 'Necessary sacrifices'

Wall Street Journal reveals correspondence between Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and other Hamas terrorists, showing that Sinwar does not mind civilian casualties, believe they 'work to his advantage.'

Yahya Sinwar on Gaza civilian casualties: 'Necessary sacrifices'

'From: Yahya Sinwar'

Activists leave flowers by Benny Gantz's office

Activists protested the National Unity Party Chairman's departure from the government claiming it was 'a gift to Sinwar and the Hamas terror organization.'

Activists leave flowers by Benny Gantz's office

Sinwar:

'Hamas will not surrender its guns' in any ceasefire deal

Hamas leader issues negative response to latest ceasefire proposal pushed by the Biden Administration.

'Hamas will not surrender its guns' in any ceasefire deal

Bernie Sanders:

'ICC prosecutor right to take actions against Israeli leaders'

Senator Bernie Sanders welcomes ICC Chief Prosecutor's request for arrest warrants against Israelis: Sinwar started the horrific war but Netanyahu has waged an unprecedented war of destruction against the entire Palestinian people.

'ICC prosecutor right to take actions against Israeli leaders'

ICC Prosecutor seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Sinwar

Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan conflated the leaders of the Hamas terror organization with those of the only democracy in the Middle East, saying he is seeking warrants for 'war crimes and crimes against humanity.'

ICC Prosecutor seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Sinwar

Sinwar is the hero of the mad Western crowds

Known as the "butcher of Khan Younis", Sinwar murdered twelve Palestinian Arabs with his own hands - and enjoyed it. This is the new hero of the spoiled useful idiots on US campuses. Op-ed.

Sinwar is the hero of the mad Western crowds

Report:

Sinwar had secret police force to quash dissent in Gaza

Documents seized from Gaza reveal Hamas General Security Service, which made files on 10,000 Gazans believed to critical of Hamas, including journalists and protesters.

Sinwar had secret police force to quash dissent in Gaza

Report:

Sinwar is hiding in Khan Yunis

According to report in The New York Times, Yahya Sinwar is not in Rafah, but remains in the tunnels in Khan Yunis - surrounded by hostages to use as human shields.

Sinwar is hiding in Khan Yunis

This is where Yahya Sinwar is hiding

Recent intelligence estimates point to location which Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar left about a month ago, The New York Times reports.

This is where Yahya Sinwar is hiding

Former Minister:

'Bennett wanted to kill Sinwar, Chief of Staff stopped it'

Former Minister Haim Ramon says after the deadly axe attack in Elad 2 years ago, then-PM Naftali Bennett wanted to assassinate Hamas leader responsible for October 7. but then-Chief of Staff Kochavi stopped it.

'Bennett wanted to kill Sinwar, Chief of Staff stopped it'

Israel nearly succeeded in eliminating Yahya Sinwar

IDF forces were 'very close' to Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, sources say.

Israel nearly succeeded in eliminating Yahya Sinwar

Former US official: Hamas leader surrounded by Israeli hostages

Yahya Sinwar and his family may be surrounded by 20 hostages, former US Army official tells Sky News.

Former US official: Hamas leader surrounded by Israeli hostages

Senior US official:

'Sinwar, Hamas to blame for lack of hostage deal'

Biden Administration official says 'it's really down to one guy to accept the deal' to free the hostages.

'Sinwar, Hamas to blame for lack of hostage deal'

Intelligence sources confirm:

Sinwar has left his tunnel

The Hostage Families Forum said the fact that the Hamas leader was able to walk the streets of Gaza 'is the picture of Israeli failure.'

Sinwar has left his tunnel

Former Defense Minister:

'Smotrich, Ben Gvir and Sinwar have the same interests'

Former Defense Minister attacked ministers Smotrich and Ben Gvir, saying that, 'The two have the same interest as Yahya Sinwar and that is starting a war of Gog and Magog.'

'Smotrich, Ben Gvir and Sinwar have the same interests'

After NGO complains:

Amazon removes book penned by Hamas leader

A book authored by Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar had been up for sale on the popular e-commerce site. After the B'Tsalmo human rights organization filed a complaint it was removed.

Amazon removes book penned by Hamas leader

Smotrich:

'The only person responsible for hostages' plight is Sinwar'

Finance Minister responds to calls for govt. to be more flexible in hostage talks and blame laid at PM for lack of a deal, says such calls and pressure make Hamas harden its positions.

'The only person responsible for hostages' plight is Sinwar'

'Alive or dead'

Herzog: We must get to Sinwar to free the hostages

'We must get to Sinwar - either alive or dead - so that we can see the hostages back home,' Israel's Pres. Herzog says.

Herzog: We must get to Sinwar to free the hostages

Report:

Sinwar now managing hostage deal negotiations

Hamas leaders abroad have no authority to make decisions, 'every comma, every period, will take 24-36 hours,' source says.

Sinwar now managing hostage deal negotiations

Report:

Haniyeh accepted ceasefire, Sinwar rejected it

WSJ reports that Hamas' Gaza leader pushed for more Israeli concessions even as the terror group's most senior leader was ready to accept a 6-week ceasefire.

Haniyeh accepted ceasefire, Sinwar rejected it

Source:

Sinwar prefers condemnation of Israel over Gazans

Hamas decided not to provide any details on two central issues: an updated list of hostages, and the number of terrorists to be released in any prisoner swap deal, source says.

Sinwar prefers condemnation of Israel over Gazans

Hamas: 'The Israelis are right where we want them'

Hamas leader in Gaza sending optimistic messages to terror group's fighters on the ground, WSJ reports.

Hamas: 'The Israelis are right where we want them'

Former Military Intelligence head:

'I thought it was right to eliminate Sinwar'

Tamir Hayman, former head of the Military Intelligence Directorate, says he wanted to eliminate Hamas leader after Operation Guardian of the Walls.

'I thought it was right to eliminate Sinwar'

IDF Spokesman:

'We'll get Sinwar, dead or alive'

Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari attends WZO conference on challenges facing global Jewry in Jerusalem, addresses whereabouts of Hamas' Gaza leader.

'We'll get Sinwar, dead or alive'

Israel estimates:

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar hiding in Gaza

In Israel's estimation, Hamas leader Yahya SInwar is still hiding in tunnels beneath Khan Yunis, but killing him risks lives of 'human shields' hostages.

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar hiding in Gaza

Hamas official:

'Hostages will force Israel to concede'

A member of Hamas' political branch says that hostage negotiations will force Israel into concessions.

'Hostages will force Israel to concede'

Document reveals:

Hamas head promised Hezbollah would join 7/10 attack

Yahya Sinwar was certain that Hezbollah would begin attack on northern Israel parallel to October 7 massacre in southern Israel, documents found in Khan Yunis show.

Hamas head promised Hezbollah would join 7/10 attack

Egyptian sources:

Yahya Sinwar did not escape to Sinai

Hostages held by Gaza are safe, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar did not escape to Egypt with hostages, report says.

Yahya Sinwar did not escape to Sinai

Report: Hamas leaders may have escaped to Egypt

Israeli officials are increasingly concerned that Hamas leaders have successfully fled to Egypt, taking hostages with them.

Report: Hamas leaders may have escaped to Egypt

Web abuzz over photo of Hamas leader lookalike

The IDF has clarified that a photo depicting a man resembling Yahaya Sinwar in IDF custody is not of the Hamas leader but rather a different suspect.

Web abuzz over photo of Hamas leader lookalike

Defense Minister Gallant:

'Hamas leadership in Gaza is unresponsive'

Minister Gallant held an operational situation assessment at the IDF’s Southern Command HQ and stated that 200 terrorists had surrendered at Nasser Hospital and dozens had surrendered at the Amal Hospital.

'Hamas leadership in Gaza is unresponsive'

Watch:

Video of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in tunnel

Hamas' leader in Gaza seen moving through tunnel with his family in Khan Yunis as IDF closes in. 'Hunt will not stop until we catch him,' says IDF Spokesman.

Video of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in tunnel

Sinwar seen with his family in a Khan Yunis tunnel

Hamas leader apparently photographed on a security camera inside a Hamas tunnel in the Gaza Strip that the IDF reached in recent days.

Sinwar seen with his family in a Khan Yunis tunnel

Report:

Contact with Sinwar cut off

Sources in the security establishment said that contact with the Hamas leader has not only been cut off from his organization's members but also from the mediators in the hostage negotiations.

Contact with Sinwar cut off

'He takes care of himself first'

Gallant reveals: How Iranian cash gets to Sinwar

The Defense Minister says that out of millions of dollars transferred to Hamas, the Hamas leader takes one million. 'Out of tens of millions - he puts what he needs into his pocket.'

Gallant reveals: How Iranian cash gets to Sinwar

IDF reveals:

The connection between Iran, Hamas and Sinwar

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari unveils new intelligence information about the funds that Iran transferred to Hamas and to its leader, Yahya Sinwar.

The connection between Iran, Hamas and Sinwar

Gallant:

'Sinwar has become a fugitive terrorist'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in statement on the war in the Gaza Strip: 3 of 4 Hamas battalions in Khan Yunis have been disbanded and the fourth will be disbanded very soon

'Sinwar has become a fugitive terrorist'

Former ISA Official:

'We should have wiped them out long ago'

Former ISA official Micah Kobi warns against releasing terrorists, saying that Israel already knows where such a step leads.

'We should have wiped them out long ago'

Cousin of Hostage:

'Are we talking about Sinwar or Netanyahu?'

The cousin of hostage Ofer Kalderon sparked a storm of criticism with a pointed remark during a recent interview.

'Are we talking about Sinwar or Netanyahu?'

Report: Hamas' leader avoiding IDF

A new report shows some of the ways that senior Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar is still alive despite Israel actively hunting him.

Report: Hamas' leader avoiding IDF

Released hostage:

'Sinwar came and waved to us'

A hostage who was released from captivity recalls the moment when she was taken to a tunnel where the murderer Yahya Sinwar was. “He was smiling and looked so happy."

'Sinwar came and waved to us'

MK posts conspiracy theory, Mossad responds

MK Tally Gotliv, citing an obscure website, posted a theory claiming a connection between the husband of an anti-government activist and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

MK posts conspiracy theory, Mossad responds

EU adds Yahya Sinwar to terrorist list

Move to apply santions on Hamas' Gaza leader comes in response to threat posed by Hamas, October 7 massacre.

EU adds Yahya Sinwar to terrorist list

New Details about 7/10:

Attack began with 70 terrorists, 5 knew of plans

Hamas officials say five individuals were aware of the complete plans for the massacre. 70 of the most elite terrorists were chosen for the attack.

Attack began with 70 terrorists, 5 knew of plans

IDF locates and destroys tunnels of Hamas’ general headquarters

IDF soldiers operating in Gaza locate and destroy Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar's hideout, find a strategic tunnel shaft.

IDF locates and destroys tunnels of Hamas’ general headquarters

Yahya Sinwar: We are crushing the Israeli army

Hamas leader breaks silence, promises that Hamas 'will not cave to the conditions of the 'occupation.''

Yahya Sinwar: We are crushing the Israeli army

Gallant:

'Sinwar will soon meet the barrels of our guns'

Defense Minister after daily situational assessment: We will go and deepen our activity and complete all our goals.

'Sinwar will soon meet the barrels of our guns'

This is how an IDF soldier found Sinwar's bunker in Gaza

The house, one of Sinwar's four houses, was networked with 40 perimeter security cameras. Suspicious tiles led to a bunker.

This is how an IDF soldier found Sinwar's bunker in Gaza

Yahya Sinwar's vacation home in Khan Yunis raided

7th Brigade gains control of Bani Suheila Square ares in heart of Khan Yunis in Gaza.

Yahya Sinwar's vacation home in Khan Yunis raided

IDF and Hamas fight on ruins of Sinwar's home in Khan Yunis

IDF releases footage from fighting with Hamas terrorists in Khan Yunis, where Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar resides.

IDF and Hamas fight on ruins of Sinwar's home in Khan Yunis

Senior US official:

'Sinwar's days are numbered'

Senior US official tells reporters that Hamas leader has American blood on his hands: No matter how long it takes, justice will be served.

'Sinwar's days are numbered'