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Israel claims to have killed high-ranking Hezbollah commander

Israeli Air Force fighter jet (archive image) Israeli Air Force fighter jet (archive image)

Israeli Air Force fighter jet (archive picture)

Source: dpa/Ariel Schalit

In an airstrike in southern Lebanon, the Israeli navy stated it killed a Hezbollah commander believed to be liable for assaults on Israel. And: Hamas is pessimistic concerning the success of negotiations with Israel.

IAccording to the navy, Israel's air pressure focused a car in neighboring Lebanon, killing an essential commander of the anti-tank unit of the Shiite militia Hezbollah. He had appreciable data of anti-tank missiles and was liable for dozens of assaults on Israeli civilians, communities and safety forces, the military stated on Sunday. The info couldn’t initially be independently verified.

Since the start of the Gaza battle after the bloodbath by the Islamist Hamas and different extremist teams in Israel on October seventh, there have been every day, generally lethal, confrontations between Israel's armed forces and militant teams resembling Hezbollah.

According to Israeli info, there have been once more rocket assaults from Lebanon on Israeli border cities on Sunday. A soldier was injured. The navy then attacked targets in southern Lebanon.

Hamas doesn’t imagine there can be a breakthrough in negotiations

Meanwhile, a Hamas official expressed little confidence a couple of potential breakthrough in negotiations with Israel over a ceasefire within the Gaza Strip. “I doubt that there will be any progress in these negotiations because the positions are too far apart,” the Hamas consultant informed AFP on Sunday.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “not serious” and is “not interested,” stated the Hamas official, who wished to stay nameless.

The Palestinian group has not but determined whether or not it is going to ship a delegation to Cairo for brand spanking new talks on a ceasefire and the discharge of the hostages it has held for practically six months, the Hamas official stated. Negotiations have been resulting from resume on Sunday, in keeping with a report by the state-affiliated Egyptian tv channel Al-Kahera News. Netanyahu gave the inexperienced mild for additional talks with Hamas on Friday.

The battle was triggered by the most important assault on Israel on October seventh by Hamas, which the EU and the USA labeled as a terrorist group. During the assault, a whole bunch of Hamas fighters entered Israel and dedicated atrocities primarily in opposition to civilians. According to Israeli info, they killed round 1,160 individuals and kidnapped round 250 others as hostages within the Gaza Strip. 130 of them are nonetheless within the arms of Hamas, and 34 are apparently useless.