Hamas' military wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, confirmed on Sunday that Ahmed Al-Ghandour, the commander of its northern brigade, along with three other senior leaders, were killed during Israel's offensive against the Islamist movement. The statement identified Ayman Siyyam, reportedly the head of the Brigades' rocket-firing units, among the casualties.
The Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades expressed a commitment to continuing the path of the deceased leaders, framing their deaths as a source of inspiration for mujahedeen and a challenge to occupiers. The statement did not specify the timing of their deaths.
This announcement comes amid heightened tensions and military exchanges between Hamas and Israel, underlining the ongoing conflict dynamics in the region. The loss of key figures within the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades marks a significant development in the complex and longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict.