Israel Announces Death Of Hamas Leader Ali Qadi

Israel recently announced it had killed Ali Qadi, a Hamas leader responsible for the invasion of the Holy Land on Oct. 7, 2023, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Qadi spearheaded the invasion into Hamas which has taken the lives of over 1,300 innocent Israelis and the kidnapping of hundreds more, per the Daily Caller. On Oct. 14, 2023, the IDF and the Israel Security Agency confirmed that Qadi was killed, alongside Merad Abu Merad, the head of Hamas’ aerial system, as reported by the Jerusalem Post.

“Ali Qadi led the inhumane, barbaric October 7 massacre of civilians in Israel. We just eliminated him,” the IDF said in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter. “All Hamas terrorists will meet the same fate.”

Qadi was previously arrested in 2005 following the kidnapping and murder of innocent Israelis. The terrorist commander was later released as part of a prisoner exchange deal, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The news came shortly after a briefing by IDF Brig. Gen. Daniel Hagari who said the IDF had already destroyed 1,000 strategic locations for Hamas in Gaza since Operation Swords of Iron began.

Hagari added that any Palestinians residing in Gaza should seek shelter down south as the IDF prepares to begin its expected ground invasion into the Gaza Strip.

“The IDF calls on all residents of Gaza City to evacuate their homes, move south for their protection, and settle in the area south of the Gaza River,” an IDF statement read. “This evacuation is for your safety. Returning to Gaza City after a notification confirming [safety] will be possible. Do not approach the border fence with the State of Israel.”

“We didn’t put those civilians there,” IDF spokesperson Jonathan Conricus said in an English briefing on X. “They are not our enemy. We are not trying to kill or injure any civilians. We are fighting against Hamas. That needs to be abundantly clear. We are targeting their infrastructure – wherever it is.”

Since the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas on Oct. 7, 2023, over 3,000 individuals have been killed, including approximately 1,300 Israelis and 22 Americans, Newsweek reported.