Wray: Asem Abu Rakaba, the terrorist architect of Hamas’ Aerial Array and mastermind of the paraglider attack on Israel, is thought to have been murdered, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
“IDF fighter jets struck Asem Abu Rakaba, the Head of Hamas’ aerial array, overnight,” the IDF stated in an early-morning statement on Saturday.
“Abu Rakaba oversaw the development of Hamas’ drones, paragliders, aerial defense, and UAVs. He was involved in the October 7 massacre plot, gave orders to terrorists using paragliders to enter Israel, and launched drone assaults against IDF positions.”
The Wall Street Journal and other reports suggest Asem Abu Rakaba was killed in the hit, even though the statement did not confirm the terrorist group leader’s death. Wires from Newsmax did not
The Wall Street Journal and other reports suggest Asem Abu Rakaba was killed in the hit, even though the statement did not confirm the terrorist group leader’s death. The death was not confirmed by Newsmax wires.
As its ground forces launch an incursion to eliminate the Hamas terrorist factions in the northern portion of the Gaza Strip and in Gaza City, Israel is currently ordering inhabitants of Gaza to flee south.
On October 7, Hamas terrorists were flown into Israel by paragliders by Rakaba’s Aerial Array forces, who assisted in taking out Israel’s security systems and taking captives, many of whom were women. Reuters estimates that there are more than 200 hostages, including roughly thirty youngsters.
According to Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Israeli forces will carry out operations in the Gaza Strip that started overnight, targeting Hamas commanders and their tunnels and other facilities.
In a video statement, he declared, “We attacked terror operatives of all ranks, everywhere, and above and below ground.” “The instructions for the forces are clear: the operation will continue until a new order.”