Israel killed the commander of Hamas' Shati Battalion in an airstrike on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces said.
In a news conference, IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari said the commander was responsible for carrying out raids into Israeli territory in the October 7 attack.
"Following IDF and ISA intelligence, an IDF fighter jet struck and killed Haitham Khuwajari, the Commander of Hamas’ Shati Battalion. Under his command, Hamas terrorists carried out raids into Israeli territory on October 7 during the invasion and massacre in southern Israel," a joint statement from the IDF and the Israel Security Agency that followed the news conference read.
The statement also said Khuwajarai "was in command of Hamas' forces fighting against IDF soldiers in the Shati area."
The IDF took control of Al-Shati refugee camp located in the northern Gaza strip in mid-November.
Israel's military says they will "continue to pursue the site and eliminate each of the commanders who command the area under their control as [the IDF] did yesterday in the Sajaya Battalion."