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Donkees

(31,381 posts)
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 05:54 AM Oct 2023

IDF killed Hamas commander overnight, spokesman says

From CNN's Chloe Liu

An Israel Defense Forces spokesperson told CNN that it had killed another Hamas commander, Billal al-Qedra, who allegedly led the attacks on the Nirim kibbutz near the Israeli border.

"This just goes to exemplify that we have the intelligence in order to take out Hamas' leadership ... all the way down to the terrorists that breached, penetrated and butchered our babies in their bedrooms. So, the operation is ongoing," Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.

The Israeli Air Force also put out a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday about the commander's death, claiming IDF and Israel Securities Authority (ISA) "killed the Nukhba commander of the forces in southern Khan Yunis, who was responsible for the Kibbutz Nirim massacre."

Hamas has not yet commented.

https://www.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/israel-news-hamas-war-10-15-23/index.html
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IDF killed Hamas commander overnight, spokesman says (Original Post) Donkees Oct 2023 OP
Good. COL Mustard Oct 2023 #1
good to hear one of the fuckers is dead Celerity Oct 2023 #2
Okay atreides1 Oct 2023 #3
This is precious. Beastly Boy Oct 2023 #8
So Israel is to blame for being attacked? onenote Oct 2023 #18
Great news! n/t SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #4
Good Fresh Water Falling Oct 2023 #5
Nobody said that the Billal guy was alone when he bit it. Igel Oct 2023 #17
"Billal al-Qedra" - reminds me of "Don't Mess With Bill". Looks like the IDF did anyway, despite progree Oct 2023 #6
Good 👍 nt Raine Oct 2023 #7
GOOD orangecrush Oct 2023 #9
When Bibi said that they're walking dead men COL Mustard Oct 2023 #10
they will hunt them until they kill them...no doubt prodigitalson Oct 2023 #13
How many tiny dead baby shields in the killing? Wont say..shields don't work, or warnings... Alexander Of Assyria Oct 2023 #14
The IDF didn't bomb the innocent civilians of Munich after harboring terrorists among them. PhylliPretzel Oct 2023 #15
Because Hamas forces the civilian population COL Mustard Oct 2023 #16
Accessibility. Igel Oct 2023 #19
No one in Munich harbored the terrorists. former9thward Oct 2023 #20
One thing Israeli's will do.......................... Lovie777 Oct 2023 #11
Fifty years from now, if any Hamas leadership are still alive.... COL Mustard Oct 2023 #21
Good. Joinfortmill Oct 2023 #12
No complaints from me SYFROYH Oct 2023 #22
Evidence that the IDF can target and kill an individual without taking out an entire city block. WarGamer Oct 2023 #23

onenote

(42,694 posts)
18. So Israel is to blame for being attacked?
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 03:04 PM
Oct 2023

What's your take on women who wear short skirts and are sexually assaulted?

Igel

(35,300 posts)
17. Nobody said that the Billal guy was alone when he bit it.
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 03:01 PM
Oct 2023

He might have been killed with 35 or 100 others.

The assumption is that Israel's targeting civilians. But you'd get a lot of civilian deaths just targeting high-value military targets placed in and around civilians.

They should be killing the foot soldiers and the planners, the funders and the logistics folk in Hamas. If only slightly iffy whether to target the biggest cheerleaders and supporters, but if they're collateral damage, there's utter indifference. I regret the loss of all human life--this Billal fellow's life included--but at some point you make a choice with bad consequences and you own the consequences.

progree

(10,901 posts)
6. "Billal al-Qedra" - reminds me of "Don't Mess With Bill". Looks like the IDF did anyway, despite
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 06:51 AM
Oct 2023

the warning.



An Israel Defense Forces spokesperson told CNN that it had killed another Hamas commander, Billal al-Qedra, who allegedly led the attacks on the Nirim kibbutz near the Israeli border.

COL Mustard

(5,897 posts)
10. When Bibi said that they're walking dead men
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 08:15 AM
Oct 2023

He wasn’t kidding. After the Munich Olympic massacre, Shin Bet spent years hunting down the perpetrators. You can bet that they’ll do it again. Fifteen or twenty years from now, Hamas fighters will still be having unexplainable accidents.

prodigitalson

(2,407 posts)
13. they will hunt them until they kill them...no doubt
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 08:49 AM
Oct 2023

I think Hamas thought they be in the catbird's seat right now starting their negotiations to use the hostages to free terrorists in Israeli prisons.

I think they and their attack was too successful for their own good

 

Alexander Of Assyria

(7,839 posts)
14. How many tiny dead baby shields in the killing? Wont say..shields don't work, or warnings...
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 09:36 AM
Oct 2023

Both sides lie for our consumption…tiny shields die without remorse…

PhylliPretzel

(140 posts)
15. The IDF didn't bomb the innocent civilians of Munich after harboring terrorists among them.
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 02:11 PM
Oct 2023

If Shin Bet is as competent as they claim, why harm the innocent civilians of Gaza? Revenge and ethnic cleansing/genocide.

COL Mustard

(5,897 posts)
16. Because Hamas forces the civilian population
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 02:42 PM
Oct 2023

Into being human shields. They’re barbaric. The IDF doesn’t want to kill civilians, but Hamas doesn’t leave them a choice.

Igel

(35,300 posts)
19. Accessibility.
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 03:08 PM
Oct 2023

And the Munich terrorists didn't attack with thousands of missiles, either and there was no central cluster of them.

Read that an Israeli prime minister once said they'd outcrazy their enemies. The enemy ups the level of crazy, you have to outcrazy them to not appear foolish and weak.

When snarky, I call this a "culturally responsive practice."

Problem is with a lot of them, though, is that what's acceptable inside a group is often enough unacceptable across a group boundary.

former9thward

(31,981 posts)
20. No one in Munich harbored the terrorists.
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 03:13 PM
Oct 2023

There were 8 of them and 5 were killed at the airport. The other 3 were arrested. The leadership were in many countries in Europe and most were hunted down by the Israelis and killed.

Lovie777

(12,232 posts)
11. One thing Israeli's will do..........................
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 08:36 AM
Oct 2023

track down anyone who caused the latest attacks no matter how long it takes.

COL Mustard

(5,897 posts)
21. Fifty years from now, if any Hamas leadership are still alive....
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 09:03 PM
Oct 2023

They'll still have a target. Shin Bet don't forget.

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