Following precise IDF and ISA intelligence, the IAF killed the new commander of Hamas’ Shuja'iyya Battalion, Emad Krikae.
The previous commander of the Hamas battalion had already been killed by the IDF earlier in the war.
Since 2019, Krikae had been the Deputy Commander of Hamas’ Shuja'iyya Battalion. He was previously responsible for anti-tank missile training in the Gaza City Brigade.
Kirikae was also part of anti-tank missile fire and terrorist raids carried out inside Israeli territory.
Following the elimination of the commander of Hamas’ Shuja'iyya Battalion during the war, Krikae temporarily assumed the position of battalion commander before also being killed by the IDF.