Gaza War: Former Palestine minister killed In Israeli strike

Gaza War: Former Palestine minister killed In Israeli strike

Gaza War: Former Palestine minister killed In Israeli strike

According to the official Palestinian news agency and the Hamas health ministry, a former minister of the Palestinian Authority was murdered on Sunday in an Israeli hit on his residence in the Gaza Strip.

According to the ministry and Wafa news agency, Youssef Salama, 68, a former minister of religious affairs in the Palestinian Authority, was murdered in an attack on the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Known for being loyal to Mahmud Abbas’s party, Fatah, the president of the Palestinian Authority, Salama held the position of minister from February 2005 until March 2006.

In Jerusalem’s Old City, he was also a preacher at the Al-Aqsa mosque.

The Israeli army did not immediately react on his death.

Following the unprecedented attack on southern Israel by Palestinian terrorists on October 7, Israel began an unrelenting military campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Israel estimates that 1,140 individuals were killed in the militant attack, the majority of them were civilians.

The health ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza claims that over 21,800 individuals have died as a result of Israel’s current offensive in Gaza, the majority of whom were women and children.

(With agency inputs)