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Hamas financier killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza, IDF says

Hamas financier killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza, IDF says

Tel Aviv, 11 April 2024 (dpa/MIA) - A key financier for Hamas has been killed in an airstrike in the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Thursday.

Nasser Yakob Jabber Nasser was was responsible for financing a large portion of the Islamist organization's military activities in the southern city of Rafah, according to the IDF.

Last December, he transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hamas, the Israeli military said.

More than 1 million refugees are crowded into Rafah. Despite international warnings, Israel is planning a military operation there to dismantle what Israel claims are the last Hamas battalions.