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Khalil Death Escalates Israel-Hamas War

Israel’s claim to have killed a Hamas leader in the Syrian capital on Sunday marked an escalation in the Jewish state’s war against the violent group, embarrassed Syrian leaders and turned up pressure on Damascus to expel Palestinian militants. The explosion in a Damascus suburb killed Izz Eldine Subhi Sheik Khalil, a leader of the Hamas military wing, in what was described by an Israeli commentator as an intricate operation in hostile territory and an example of Israel’s long reach. Veteran Arab affairs correspondent Ehud Yaari, appearing on Israel’s Channel Two TV, said Khalil got into his car parked outside his home, put the vehicle in reverse and took a call on his cell phone just before the blast went off. All this time, another man was watching from a car parked nearby. Full Story

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