Three sons of Hamas chief Haniyeh ‘killed in Israeli airstrike’

The strike in the Al Shati refugee camp also reportedly killed several of his grandchildren


Three sons of Ismail Haniyeh, the Doha-based political bureau chief of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, were reportedly killed in an Israeli airstrike on 10 April 2024. (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

The IDF has killed three sons of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh during a bombing in Gaza City’s Al Shati camp, according to local media reports.

The Hamas-affiliated news agency Shehab announced the deaths of Haniyeh's three sons — Hazem Ismail Haniyeh, Amir Ismail Haniyeh and Muhammad Ismail Haniyeh — on Wednesday, and the Iranian-aligned Lebanese news outlet al-Mayadeen reported that the Israeli bomb strike also killed several of Haniyeh’s grandchildren.

The JC has contacted a spokesperson for the IDF to confirm this report.

According to these reports, the Haniyeh family members were killed in a vehicle in the Al Shati refugee camp in the northern Gaza strip, an area that has been under IDF control for several months.

Haniyeh, who is chairman of the Hamas’ political bureau, lives in Qatar and was seen reacting to the news in a brief clip shared by Shehab on X.

In October, 14 members of Haniyeh’s family were reportedly killed during an Israeli airstrike.

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