Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri killed in Beirut attack

On Tuesday evening, an Israeli drone targeted the Hamas office in Beirut’s southern suburb of Dahiyeh, resulting in the reported death of senior Hamas official Salah al-Arouri. Al-Arouri served as the deputy chief of Hamas’s political bureau and one of the founders of the Palestinian group’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades. He was born in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank in 1966. Additional casualties occurred in the attack, At least four people died in the strike.
Footage from the aftermath depicted a heavily damaged apartment building and burning cars near the drone strike site. This incident marks the first time since the 2006 war that Israel has targeted Beirut, Lebanon’s capital.
The assassination of Salah al-Arouri signals a significant escalation in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, previously confined to the border regions of both countries.

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