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The following is a list of alleged and confirmed assassinations reported to have been conducted by the State of Israel. It includes attempts on persons who were reported to have been specifically targeted by the various Israeli security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies.


Date Place Country Target Description Action Killer
July 13, 1956 Gaza Strip  Egypt Mustafa Hafez Egyptian Army Lieutenant-Colonel, responsible for recruiting refugees to carry out attacks in Israel. Parcel bomb[1] Israel Defense Forces operation directed by Yehoshafat Harkabi.
July 14, 1956 Amman  Jordan Salah Mustafa Egyptian Military attache


Date Place Country Target Description Action Killer
September 11, 1962 Munich  West Germany Heinz Krug West German rocket scientist working for Egypt's missile program Abducted from his company offices on Munich's Schillerstrasse, his body was never found. Swiss police later arrested two Mossad agents for threatening the daughter of another scientist and found that they were responsible for the killing. Part of Operation Damocles. Mossad[2][3][4][5][6]
November 28, 1962 Heluan  Egypt 5 Egyptian factory workers Workers employed at Factory 333, an Egyptian rocket factory. Letter bomb sent bearing Hamburg post mark. Another such bomb disfigured and blinded a secretary. Part of Operation Damocles.
February 23, 1965 Montevideo  Uruguay Herberts Cukurs Aviator who had been involved in the murders of Latvian Jews during the Holocaust[7] Lured to and killed in Montevideo by agents under the false pretense of starting an aviation business.


Date Place Country Target Description Action Killer
July 8, 1972 Beirut  Lebanon Ghassan Kanafani Palestinian writer and a leading member of the PFLP, who had claimed responsibility for the Lod Airport massacre on behalf of the PFLP.[8] Killed by car bomb. Mossad[9][10][11][8][12][13][14]
July 25, 1972 Attempted killing of Bassam Abu Sharif Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Information Office. He held a press conference with Ghassan Kanafani during the Dawson's Field hijackings justifying the PFLP's actions. He lost four fingers, and was left deaf in one ear and blind in one eye, after a book sent to him that was implanted with a bomb exploded in his hands.[10][15][11]
October 16, 1972 Rome  Italy Abdel Wael Zwaiter Libyan embassy employee, cousin of Yassir Arafat,[10] PLO representative, poet and multilingual translator, considered by Israel to be a terrorist for his alleged role in the Black September group and the Munich massacre,[16] though Aaron Klein states that 'uncorroborated and improperly cross-referenced intelligence information tied him to a support group' for Black September.[13] Shot 12 times by two Mossad gunmen as he waited for an elevator to his apartment near Piazza Avellino.[8][10]
December 8, 1972 Paris  France Mahmoud Hamshari PLO representative in France and coordinator of the Munich Olympic Games massacre.[17] Killed by bomb concealed in his telephone.[10]
January 24, 1973 Nicosia  Cyprus Hussein Al Bashir a.k.a. Hussein Abu-Khair/Hussein Abad. Fatah representative in Nicosia, Cyprus and PLO liaison officer with the KGB.[13] Killed by bomb in his hotel room bed.[10]
April 6, 1973 Paris  France Basil Al Kubaisi PFLP member and American University of Beirut Professor of International Law Killed on a street in Paris by two Mossad agents.[10]
April 9, 1973 Beirut  Lebanon Kamal Adwan Black September commander and member of the Fatah central committee[18] Killed in his apartment in front of his children during Operation Spring of Youth, either shot 55 times or killed with a grenade.[10][19][20] Sayeret Matkal led by Ehud Barak
Muhammad Youssef Al-Najjar Black September Operations officer and PLO official Shot dead in his apartment together with his wife during Operation Spring of Youth.[20] Sayeret Matkal together with Mossad.[13][20]
Kamal Nasser Palestinian Christian poet, advocate of non-violence and PLO spokesman Shot dead in his apartment during Operation Spring of Youth. According to Palestinian sources his body was left as if hanging from a cross. A woman neighbour was shot dead when she opened her door during the operation.[20] Sayeret Matkal[10]
April 11, 1973 Athens  Greece Zaiad Muchasi Fatah representative to Cyprus Killed in hotel room.[10] Mossad[21][22][23]
June 28, 1973 Paris  France Mohammad Boudia Black September operations officer Killed by pressure-activated mine under his car seat.[10]
July 21, 1973 Lillehammer  Norway Attempted killing of Ali Hassan Salameh High-ranked leader in the PLO and Black September who was behind the 1972 Munich Olympic Games massacre[24] Ahmed Bouchiki, an innocent waiter believed to be Ali Hassan Salameh, killed by gunmen. Known as the Lillehammer affair.
March 27, 1978 East Berlin  East Germany Wadie Haddad PFLP commander, who masterminded several plane hijackings in the 1960s and 1970s.[25] He apparently died of cancer in an East Berlin hospital, reportedly untraced by Mossad.[26] Mossad never claimed responsibility. Aaron Klein states that Mossad passed on through a Palestinian contact a gift of chocolates laced with a slow poison, which effectively caused his death several months later.[25]
January 22, 1979 Beirut  Lebanon Ali Hassan Salameh High-ranked leader in the PLO and Black September who was behind the 1972 Munich Olympic Games massacre[24] Killed by a remote-controlled car bomb,[10] along with four bodyguards and four innocent bystanders.


Date Place Country Target Description Action Executor
June 13, 1980 Paris  France Yehia El-Mashad Egyptian nuclear scientist, lecturer at Alexandria University Killed in his room at the Méridien Hotel in Operation Sphinx.[27][28]: 23  Marie-Claude Magal, prostitute, client of El-Meshad, pushed under a car and killed in the Boulevard Saint-Germain.[28]: 24  Mossad
September 1981 São Paulo  Brazil José Alberto Albano do Amarante A Brazilian Air Force lieutenant colonel, assassinated by the Israeli intelligence service to prevent Brazil from becoming a nuclear nation.[29] He was contaminated by radioactive material.[30] Samuel Giliad or Guesten Zang, a Mossad agent, an Israeli born in Poland.[31]
August 21, 1983 Athens  Greece Mamoun Meraish Senior PLO official Shot in his car from motorcycle.[32] Mossad
June 9, 1986 Khalid Nazzal Secretary of the DFLP (Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine) Killed in Athens by Mossad agents who entered Greece with fake passports, shot Nazzal while leaving his hotel, and fled the country. Mossad
October 21, 1986 Munther Abu Ghazaleh High-ranked leader in the PLO. Senior member of the National Palestinian Council, the Revolutionary Council of Al Fatah and the Supreme Military Council of the Revolutionary Palestinian Forces. Killed by a car bomb Mossad
April 16, 1988 Tunis  Tunisia Abu Jihad Second-in-command to Yassir Arafat Shot dead in front of his family in the Tunis Raid by Israeli commandos under the direction of Ehud Barak and Moshe Ya'alon, and condemned as a political assassination by the United States State Department.[33][34] Israel Defense Forces
July 14, 1989 Alexandria  Egypt Said S. Bedair Egyptian scientist in electrical, electronic and microwave engineering and a colonel in the Egyptian army Fell to his death from the balcony of his brother's apartment in Camp Chezar, Alexandria, Egypt. His veins were found cut and a gas leak was detected in the apartment. Arabic and Egyptian sources claim that the Mossad assassinated him in a way that appears as a suicide. ?


Date Place Country Target Description Action Executor
March 20, 1990 Brussels  Belgium Gerald Bull Canadian engineer and designer of the Project Babylon "supergun" for Saddam Hussein's government Shot at door to his apartment Attributed to Mossad by several sources,[35] and widely believed to be a Mossad operation by intelligence experts,[36] Gordon Thomas states it was the work of Mossad's director Nahum Admoni.[37] Israel denied involvement at the time.[36] and several other countries had interests in seeing him dead.
February 16, 1992 Nabatieh Governorate  Lebanon Abbas al-Musawi Secretary-General of Hezbollah After 3 IDF soldiers were killed by Palestinian militants of the PIJ during a training exercise at Gal'ed in Israel, Israel retaliated by killing Musawi in his car, together with his wife Sihan and 5-year-old child Hussein, with seven missiles launched from two Apache Israeli helicopters.[10] Hezbollah retaliated by the attacking Israel's embassy in Argentina.[38] Israel Defense Forces[39]
June 8, 1992 Paris  France Atef Bseiso Palestinian official involved in Munich Massacre Shot several times in the head at point-blank range by 2 gunmen, in his hotel (Aaron Klein's "Striking Back") Mossad, with French complicity, according to the PLO, but French security sources suggested the hand of Abu Nidal.[40][41]
November 24, 1993 Shuja'iyya  Gaza Strip Emad Akel Hamas commander Killed by Israeli soldiers in disguise[42] Israel Defense Forces
October 26, 1995 Sliema  Malta Fathi Shaqaqi Head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Shot and killed in front of Diplomat Hotel.[10] Mossad.[37]
January 6, 1996 Beit Lahia  Gaza Strip Yahya Ayyash "The Engineer", Hamas bomb maker Head blown off by cell phone bomb in Osama Hamad's apartment, responding to a call from his father. Osama's father, Kamal Hamad, was a known collaborator with Israel, and it was bruited in Israel that he had betrayed his son's friend for $1 million, a fake passport and a U.S. visa.[10][43] Covert Israeli operation[44]
September 25, 1997 Amman  Jordan Khaled Mashaal (failed attempt) Hamas political leader Attempted poisoning. Israel provided antidote, after pressure by Clinton. Canada withdrew Ambassador. Two Mossad agents with Canadian passports arrested


  • 2000, September 29–2001, April 25. According to Palestinian sources, the IDF assassinated 13 political activists in Area A under full Palestinian Authority, with 9 civilian casualties.[45]
  • 2001 Israel killed 35 suspected Palestinian militants.[46]
  • 2002 Israel killed 72 suspected militants.[46]
  • 2003 (August) The Israeli government authorized the killing of Hamas's entire political leadership in Gaza, 'without further notice,' in a method called 'the hunting season' in order to strengthen the position of moderates and Mahmoud Abbas.
  • 2005 In February Israel announced a suspension of targeted killings, while reserving the right to kill allegedly 'ticking bombs'.[47]
Date Place Location Target Description Action Executor
November 9, 2000 Beit Sahur  West Bank Hussein Mohammed Abayat (37); Senior commander of Fatah paramilitary group Tanzim Killed while traveling in his Mitsubishi by a Hellfire anti-tank missile fired from an Israeli Apache helicopter. Two others were killed in the operation. Leader of Tanzim in Beit Sahur, accused of shootings in West Bank.[46][45][48] Israel Defense Forces[49][50]
November 22, 2000 Morag  Gaza Strip Jamal Abdel Raziq (39), and Awni Dhuheir (38).[51] Senior official of the Fatah faction Tanzim Killed on the Rafah-Khan Yunis western road near the junction leading to Morag settlement while in a Honda Civic with the driver, Awni Dhuheir when their car was machine-gunned from two tanks at close range. The first version, they were about to attack Morag; the second version, Raziq was targeted after firing at IDF soldiers. His uncle was later sentenced to death for collaborating in his nephew's death by furnishing Israel with details.[45] Two bystanders in a taxi behind them also killed (Sami Abu Laban, 29, baker, and Na’el Shehdeh El-Leddawi, 25, student).[51][52]
November 23, 2000 Nablus  West Bank Ibrahim 'Abd al-Karim Bani 'Odeh (34) Unknown. Had been jailed for 3 years by the PNA until two weeks before his death. Killed while driving a Subaru near Al-Salam mosque. Israeli version, he died from his own rudimentary bomb. Palestinian version: his cousin ‘Allan Bani ‘Oudeh confessed to collaborating with Israel in an assassination, and was convicted and shot in Jan 2001.[45] ?[49]
December 11, 2000 Nablus  West Bank Anwar Mahmoud Hamran (28) A PIJ bombing suspect. Jailed for 2 years by PNA and released 6 weeks before his death. Targeted on a campus of Al-Quds Open University while waiting for a taxi-cab. Shot 19 times by a sniper at 500 yards. IDF version shot by soldiers in self-defence. Palestinian version, he died with books in his hand.[46][45][49] Israel Defense Forces
December 12, 2000 al-Khader  West Bank Yusef Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Sawi (28) Unknown Targeted and shot by a sniper at 200 metres, 17 bullets.[49]
December 13, 2000 Hebron  West Bank ‘Abbas ‘Othman El-‘Oweiwi(25) Hamas activist Targeted and shot 3 times in head and chest by a sniper while standing in front of his store in Wadi Al-Tuffah Street.[45][49]
December 14, 2000 Burin  West Bank Saed Ibrahim Taha al-Kharuf (35) Targeted and shot dead. Israel Defense Forces.[49]
December 14, 2000 Junction of Salah el-Din near Deir al-Balah  Gaza Strip Hani Hussein Abu Bakra (32) Israeli version. Hamas activist shot as he tried to fire from a pistol. Driver of a Hyundai taxi van. Palestinian version: shot while reaching for his identity card which he was asked to produce when stopped. 4 of seven passengers wounded, one of whom, ‘Abdullah ‘Eissa Gannan, 40, died 10 days later.[45]
December 17, 2000 Qalandiyya  West Bank Samih Malabi Tanzim officer.[53] Mobile phone bomb. ?
December 31, 2000 Tulkarem  West Bank Thabat Ahmad Thabat Classed by Israel as head of Tanzim cell.[45] Dentist, lecturer on public health at Al Quds University, and Fatah Secretary-General on the West Bank.[53] Israeli Special Forces sniper shot him as he drove his car from his home in Ramin, classified as an apparent political assassination.[48] Israel Defense Forces
February 13, 2001 Gaza City[45]  Gaza Strip Mas’oud Hussein ‘Ayyad (50) Lieutenant-colonel in Force 17, an aide of Yasser Arafat held responsible for a failed mortar attack on a Jewish settlement in Gaza. The IDF also alleged, without providing evidence, that he intended to form a Hezbollah cell in the Gaza Strip.[46][48][54] Killed while driving a Hyundai in Jabalia Camp by a Cobra gunship launching 3rockets.[55] Israeli Air Force
February 19, 2001 Nablus  West Bank Mahmoud Suleiman El-Madani (25) Hamas activist Shot by two men in plainclothes as he left a mosque. As they fled, according to the Palestinian version, covering fire was provided by an Israeli unit on Mount Gerizim.[45]
April 2, 2001 Al-Barazil neighborhood of Rafah  Gaza Strip Mohammed ‘Attwa ‘Abdel-‘Aal (26) PIJ Combat helicopters fired three rockets at his Peugeot Thunder, also hitting the taxi behind, whose occupants survived. Israeli Air Force[45]
April 5, 2001 Jenin  West Bank Iyad Mohammed Hardan (26) Head of the PIJ in Jenin. IDF version. He was involved in the 1997 Mahane Yehuda Market Bombings Blown up in a public phone booth, when, reportedly, an Israeli helicopter was flying overhead. Baruch Kimmerling classifies it as an apparent political execution to provoke Palestinians.[53]
April 25, 2001 Rafah  West Bank Ramadan Ismail ‘Azzam (33); Samir Sabri Zo’rob (34); Sa’di Mohammed El-Dabbas (32); Yasser Hamdan El-Dabbas (18) Popular Resistance Committees members Blown up while examining a triangular object with flashing lights that had been reported as lying near the border earlier that day. Palestinians say the object exploded as an Israeli helicopter passed overhead.[45]
May 5, 2001 Bethlehem  West Bank Ahmad Khalil ‘Eissa Assad (38) PIJ activist Hit while leaving his house for work, reportedly from shots (15) fired from the Israeli military outpost at Tel Abu Zaid, 250 metres away. His niece, Ala, was also injured. Israel said the victim intended to carry out armed operations in the future inside Israel. Israel Defense Forces[56]
May 12, 2001 Jenin  West Bank Mutassam Mohammed al-Sabagh (28) Fatah activist In a car with two Palestinian intelligence officers, who managed to escape on sighting an Apache helicopter, which struck it with three missiles. The two officers were also wounded. A fourth missile struck a Palestinian police car killing Sergeant Aalam al-Raziq al-Jaloudi and injuring Lieutenant Tariq Mohammed Amin al-Haj. Two bystanders were also wounded. Israeli Army accused the three of plotting attacks on nearby settlers.[56] Israeli Air Force[56]
June 24, 2001 Nablus  West Bank Osama Fatih al-Jawabra (Jawabiri) (29) al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade militant. His name was on an Israeli wanted list submitted to PNA. Bomb exploded as he picked up a phone in a public telephone booth. Two brothers, Malik Shabaro (2), and Amar Shabaro (4) injured. Alleged by PNA to be IDF.[57] but denied by the Israeli government.[56]
July 17, 2001 Bethlehem  West Bank Omar Ahmed Sa’adeh (45) Hamas leader Killed by two wire-guided missiles fired by two Israeli helicopter gunships at his garden hut, also killing Taha Aal-Arrouj (37). His brother Izhaq Ahmed Sa’adeh (51), a peace activist, and his cousin Hamad Saleh Sa’adeh (29), were killed by a further missile as they rushed towards the rubble. A dozen people nearby were wounded. Israel maintained that it was a preventive attack on a planner of a terrorist attack at the Maccabiah Games.[56][58] Israeli Air Force
July 23, 2001 'Anin, west of Jenin  West Bank Mustafa Yusuf Hussein Yassin (26) ? Released from Israeli prison earlier that day. According to his wife, he opened the door on hearing noises outside their home and was shot at point-blank range in front of his family. Israeli sources say he was planning to bomb Israeli targets. Israel Defense Forces[56]
July 25, 2001 Nablus  West Bank Salah Nour al-Din Khalil Darwouza (38) Hamas Car hit while driving in Nablus. He evaded two missiles from an Apache helicopter, but the car was hit by a further 4. Israel claimed he planned bombing attacks on French Hill, and Netanya. Israeli Air Force[56]
July 31, 2001 Nablus  West Bank Jamal Mansour (41); Jamal Salim Damouni (42) High-ranking official of Hamas' West Bank political wing Killed when office struck by helicopter-launched missiles[59] as Mansour was giving an interview to journalists in the Palestinian Centre for Studies and Media. 4 others killed in the room: Mohammed al-Bishawi (28); Othman Qathnani (25); Omar Mansour (28); Fahim Dawabsha, (32). Two children, aged 5 and 8, outside were also killed, and three more adults injured by shrapnel.[56] Israel Defense Forces[46]
August 5, 2001 Tulkarm  West Bank Amer Mansour Habiri/Aamer Mansour al-Hudairy (22) Hamas Missiles fired at the car.
August 20, 2001 Hebron  West Bank Imad Abu Sneneh Leader of Tanzim Shot and killed.[60] Israeli undercover team
August 27, 2001 Ramallah  West Bank Abu Ali Mustafa (63) Head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and senior executive leader of the PLO. Killed by laser-guided missiles fired from Apache helicopters while talking on the phone in his office.Baruch Kimmerling classifies it as an apparent political execution to provoke Palestinians.[53] Other sources say Shin Bet convinced the Israeli Cabinet he was connected to terrorism.[61] Israeli Air Force
September 6, 2001 Tulkarm  West Bank 'Omar Mahmoud Dib Subuh (22); Mustafa 'Ahed Hassan 'Anbas (19). Unknown Targeted and killed by a helicopter missile in an attempt to assassinate 4 Palestinians, of whom 2 died. Israel Defense Forces[49]
October 14, 2001 Qalqiliya  West Bank 'Abd a-Rahman Sa'id Hamed (33) Unknown Targeted by a sniper and shot at the entrance to his house.
October 15, 2001 Nablus  West Bank Ahmad Hassan Marshud (29) Unknown Targeted killing by explosion. ?[49]
October 18, 2001 Beit Sahur  West Bank Jamal 'Abdallah 'Abayiat (35); 'Issa 'Atef Khatib 'Abayiat (28); 'Atef Ahmad 'Abayiat (25). Unknown The three, all relatives were killed while driving a Jeep. Israel Defense Forces[49]
October 22, 2001 Nablus  West Bank Ayman Halawah (26). Unknown Killed while riding in a car. ?[49]
31 October 2001 Hebron  West Bank Jamil Jadallah al-Qawasmeh (25). Unknown Killed by a helicopter missile that struck his house. Israeli Air Force[49]
2 November 2001 Tulkarm  West Bank Fahmi Abu 'Easheh (28); Yasser 'Asira (25) Unknown Killed by gunfire whole driving in a car. Israel Defense Forces[49]
23 November 2001 Far'a  West Bank Mahmoud a-Shuli (Abu Hanud) (33); Maamun 'Awaisa (22); Ayman 'Awaisa (33). Unknown all three killed while riding in a taxi by a helicopter missile.
December 10, 2001 Hebron  West Bank Burhan al-Haymuni (3); Shadi Ahmad 'Arfah (13) None Two brothers killed in a vehicle hit by a helicopter missile during a targeted killing of a person in a nearby car.
January 14, 2002 Tulkarem  West Bank Raed (Muhammad Ra'if ) Karmi (28) Head of the Tanzim in Tulkarem He had planned the murders of two Israelis in Tulkarem and was behind a failed assassination attempt on the life of an Israeli Air Force colonel. After surviving an attempt to kill him by helicopter on September 6, 2001, he was persuaded by Arafat to desist from violence but killed twenty-three days after a ceasefire[62] was in place because the Shin Bet was convinced they would never have the same operational opportunity to take him out. Killed from a bomb planted in a cemetery wall, set off by a UAV circling above when he passed by it on a visit to his mistress, to create the impression he had blown himself up accidentally.[63][64] Baruch Kimmerling classifies it as an apparent political execution to provoke Palestinians.[53]
January 22, 2002 Nablus  West Bank Yusif Suragji West Bank head of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Three other Hamas members also killed. Palestinian Authority claims it was an assassination.[65] Killed in a raid on an alleged explosives factory.[65] Israeli Defence Forces
January 24, 2002 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Adli Hamadan (Bakr Hamdan) Senior Hamas member missile attack on car.[65] Israeli Air Force
February 4, 2002 Rafah  Gaza Strip Ayman Bihdari DFLP member wanted for 25 August 2001 raid in which three Israeli soldiers were killed. missile attack on car. Four other DFLP members killed.[65]
February 16, 2002 Jenin  West Bank Nazih Mahmoud Abu a-Saba' Second ranking Hamas officer in Jenin.[66] Killed by a bomb planted in his car, in a targeted killing.[67] Israel Defense Forces
March 5, 2002 al-Birah  West Bank Mohammad(Diriyah Munir) Abu Halawa (23); Fawzi Murar (32); 'Omar Hussein Nimer Qadan (27). Wanted AMB member. Missile fired at car from a helicopter, Murar and Qadan according to B'tselem were not combatants at the time.[49][68] Israeli Air Force
March 6, 2002 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Abdel Rahman Ghadal Hamas member Missile attack on his home.[10]
March 9, 2002 Ramallah  West Bank Samer Wajih Yunes 'Awis (29) Not a participant in hostilities at the time, according to B'tselem.[49] Killed by a missile fired from a helicopter, which struck a car he was travelling in. Israel Defense Forces
March 14, 2002 Anabta  West Bank Mutasen Hamad (Mu'atasem Mahmoud 'Abdallah Hammad) (28); 'Atef Subhi Balbisi (Balbiti) (25). Hamad was an Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade member and bomb maker. 3 missiles fired from an Israeli attack helicopter at Hamad's car, near a chicken farm. A Palestinian source say a bystander, a chicken farmer (Maher Balbiti) was also killed. An Israeli sources identify him as a terrorist.[10][69][70] Israeli Air Force
April 5, 2002 Tubas  West Bank Qeis 'Adwan (25); Saed 'Awwad (25); Majdi Balasmeh (26); Ashraf Daraghmeh (29); Muhammad Kmeil (28); Munqez Sawafta (29) Qeis 'adwan was a Hamas activist and bomb maker to whom several suicide bomb attacks were attributed. Targeted in a combined drone, tank and special forces siege during Operation Defensive Shield. Given hospitality in his house by Munqez Sawafta. After hours of gunfire, and a refusal to surrender, a D-9 armored bulldozer crushed part of the house and the remaining 3 were shot.[49][71] Israel Defense Forces
April 22, 2002 Hebron  West Bank Marwan Zaloum (59) and Samir Abu Rajoub. Tanzim Hebron leader and Force 17 member Killed by a helicopter missile while driving a car. Zaloum was on an Israeli wanted list, and thought responsible for shootings, including that Shalhevet Pass. Israeli helicopter strike.[10][49][72] Israeli Air Force
May 22, 2002 Balata refugee camp, Nablus  West Bank Iyad Hamdan (22); 'Imad Khatib (25); Mahmoud 'Abdallah Sa'id Titi (30); Bashir Yaish (30) Unknown, the first three were targeted. All four killed by a shell shot from an Israeli tank. Yaish was not involved in hostilities at the time. Israel Defense Forces[49]
June 24, 2002 Rafah  Gaza Strip Yasir Raziq, 'Amr Kufa. Izzeddln al-Qassam Brigades leaders. Missiles fired at two taxis, killing two other passengers (reportedly also Hamas activists),[73] the two drivers and injuring 13 bystanders.[10][74] Israeli Air Force
June 30, 2002 Nablus  West Bank Muhaned Taher, Imad Draoza. Muhaned Taher, nom de guerre "Engineer 4", was a master Hamas bomber claimed by Israel to be responsible for both the Patt Junction Bus Bombing and the Dolphinarium discotheque suicide bombing. Died with a deputy in a shoot-out with Israeli raiding commandos.[10][73] Israel Defense Forces
June 17, 2002 al-Khader  West Bank Walid Sbieh| ? Shot by an Israeli sniper in a targeted killing while in his car.[49]
July 4, 2002 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Jihad Amerin/(Aqid) Jihad Amrain Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Colonel. Killed in a car bomb.[10][75] Israel Security Forces.[76]
July 23, 2002 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Salah Shahade (Shehadeh) Leader of Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Killed by 2,205-pound explosive dropped by an F-16. The attack also killed fourteen other Palestinians including his wife and nine children. Yesh Gvul and Gush Shalom tried to have Dan Halutz indicted, but the case was dropped.[10][77][78][79] Killed on the eve of an announced unilateral cease-fire by Tanzim. Israeli Air Force. 27 reserve pilots undersigned a pilots' letter refusing to serve in IAF sorties over the West Bank and Gaza in protest.
August 6, 2002 Jaba, Jenin  West Bank Ali Ajuri, Murad Marshud Classified as people not known to be involved in the fighting (B'tselem). Ajuri (21) was killed by an air-to-surface missile, during an attempt to arrest him. Murad Marshud (19) killed as bystander.[67]
August 14, 2002 Tubas  West Bank Nassa Jarrar Senior member of Hamas's militant wing. Died crushed by rubble when an IDF bulldozer demolished his house. The IDF admitted it compelled at gunpoint Nidal Abu M'khisan (19) to act as a human shield and get the victim out of his house. Jarrar shot the youth, believing he was an IDF soldier. The victim was wheelchair-bound. Israel suspected him of preparing a bomb an Israeli high-rise building.[80][81] Israel Defense Forces
October 13, 2002 Beit Jala  West Bank Muhammad Ishteiwi 'Abayat (28) ? Killed in an explosion in a telephone booth, in a targeted killing.[49]
October 29, 2002 Tubas  West Bank Assim Sawafta Age 19 Hamas Izzedine al Qassam military leader. Killed by an undercover army unit, after failing to surrender.[10][82] Israel Defense Forces
November 4, 2002 Nablus  West Bank Hamed 'Omar a-Sader (36); Firas Abu Ghazala (27). Unknown Killed by a car-bomb. According to B'tselem, Firas Abu Ghazala was not engaged in hostilities at the time.[49]
November 26, 2002 Jenin  West Bank Alah Sabbagh (26); Imad Nasrti/'Imad Nasharteh (22); Sabbagh reportedly an Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade member, Nasrti Hamas local leader. Killed in an Israeli airstrike on a house in the Jenin refugee camp by two missiles fired into a room.[10][83] Israeli Air Force
December 23, 2002 wadi Burqin near Jenin  West Bank Shumann Hassan Subuh (29) and Mustafa Kash (26/30) Subah was a Hamas commander and bomb maker. Ambushed by IDF unit as Kash drove a tractor between Burqin and Al-Yamun.[10][49][84] Israel Defense Forces
January 30, 2003 Burqin  West Bank Faiz al-Jabber (32) ? Targeted when Israeli forces opened fire at a Fatah group. He fled, was wounded, then shot dead at close range.[49] Israeli Border Police
March 8, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Ibrahim al-Makadmeh Gaza Dentist. Second-in-Command of Hamas's Military Wing.[10] Hamas political leader. He and three of his aides killed by helicopter-fired missiles.[85] Israeli Air Force
March 18, 2003 Baqat al-Hatab  West Bank Nasser Asida Hamas commander Shot while hiding in a cave, On Israel's most wanted list as alleged mastermind of attacks on Israeli settlements in the West Bank.[86] Israel Defense Forces's Kfir Brigade[87]
March 25, 2003 Bethlehem  West Bank Mwafaq 'Abd a-Razaq Shhadeh Badawneh (40); 'Alaa Iyad (24); Nader Salameh Jawarish (25); Christine George S'adeh (11) ? Israeli Defence Forces version, agents were ambushed and shot dead 2 Palestinian gunmen, and a girl in a car that blundered into the battle and was believed to be part of the ambush. The girl's parents and sister were wounded.[88] B'tselem reports that three of the 4 did not participate in hostilities at the time, but were killed during the targeted assassination by an undercover team of Nader Gawarish and Nader Salameh Jawarish[49]
April 8, 2003 Zeitoun, Gaza City  Gaza Strip Said al-Arabid Hamas Israeli Air Force strike on his car followed by helicopter missiles. Seven Palestinians, ranging from 6 to 75, were killed, 47 wounded, 8 critically.[10] Israeli Air Force[89]
April 9, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Mahmoud Zatma Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Senior Commander, Bomb Maker[10] Apache helicopter hit the car he was driving in Gaza City, 10 bystanders injured.[90]
April 12, 2003 Tulkarm  West Bank Jasser Hussein Ahmad 'Alumi (23) ? Killed by gunfire. The object of a targeted killing.[49] Israel Defense Forces
April 10, 2003 Tulkarm  West Bank Yasser Alemi Fatah, Tanzim Shot and killed as a fugitive in Tulkarm. Israel Border Police[10]
April 29, 2003  Gaza Strip Nidal Salameh PFLP Killed when 4 helicopter missiles struck his car[10] Israeli Air Force
May 8, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Iyad el-Bek (30) Aide of Salah Shehade, Hamas activist.[10][91] Killed by three helicopter missiles fired at a car.
June 11, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Tito Masoud (35) and Soffil Abu Nahez (29) Massoud was a senior member of Hamas's military wing.[10] Retaliatory strike one hour after the Davidka Square bus bombing. 4 bystanders also killed[92]
June 12, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Jihad Srour and Yasser Taha Hamas members[10] Killed by between 4 and 6 helicopter missiles while their car was caught in a traffic jam, near a cemetery where victims of the June 11 strike the day before were being buried. Collateral damage consisted of 6 other victims including Taha's wife and child. 25 others were injured by the blasts.[93]
June 12, 2003 Jenin  West Bank Fadi Taisir Jaradat (21); Saleh Suliman Jaradat (31) Saleh Suliman Jaradat was an Islamic Jihad activist Both killed at the entrance of their home, the latter being the target. Fadi Jaradat did not participate in hostilities at the time, according to B'tselem.[49] Israel Defense Forces[49] Their killing led to their sister/cousin Hanadi Jaradat's suicide attack on the Maxim restaurant.
June 21, 2003 Hebron  West Bank 'Abdallah 'Abd al-Qader Husseini al-Qawasmeh (41) Wanted by IDF Shot dead after getting out of a taxi before a mosque. Three vans approached, with a dozen Israelis disguised as Palestinian labourers, and he was shot in the leg, perhaps while fleeing to a nearby field, and then finished off.[94]
August 21, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Ismail Abu Shanab (52) Engineer and high-ranking Hamas military commander.[95] High-ranking Hamas official[96] Missile strike, ending a cease-fire.[97][98] Israeli Air Force[10]
August 24, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Walid el Hams, Ahmed Rashdi Eshtwi (24), Ahmed Abu Halala, Muhammad Abu Lubda Hamas members. Eshtwi was said by the IDF to be a Hamas liaison officer with West Bank cells.[99] Twin helicopter missile strike as the five were sitting in a vacant lot near a Force 17 base. Several bystanders were injured, and a further Hamas member critically wounded.[100]
August 26, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Khaled Massoud brother of Tito Massoud, killed 3 months earlier. Hamas Qassam rocket designer, alleged to be involved in mortar strikes. Attempted assassination of Massoud, who was with two other Hamas activists, Wa'al Akilan and Massoud Abu Sahila, in a car. Alerted to the threat, the three men managed to escape from their car as 3 missiles struck it and killed a passing 65-year-old Jabaliya donkey driver Hassan Hemlawi, who was driving his cart. Two bystanders were also wounded, including four children.[99][101]
August 28, 2003 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Hamdi Khalaq Izzedine al Qassam 3 missiles struck hit a donkey cart Khalaq was driving. Three Gazans nearby were wounded. The IDF said he was on his way to a mortar attack on an Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip.[102] Israel Defense Forces[10]
August 30, 2003 On a road linking the Nusseirat and Bureij refugee camps  Gaza Strip Abdullah Akel (37) and Farid Mayet (40) Hamas senior operatives, said to have fired mortar shells and Qassam rocks. Killed when 4 helicopter missiles struck their pickup truck. Seven others Palestinians were wounded by the fire. IDF soldiers machine-gunned an 8-year-old girl Aya Fayad the same day in the Khan Yunis refugee camp, while, according to IDF reports, shooting at road-bomb militants detonating bombs on a patrol route.[103] 'Israeli strike kills two militants,'[104] Israeli Air Force[10]
September 1, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Khader Houssre (36) Hamas member Killed when 4 helicopter missiles struck a car with 3 Hamas members, in a crowded side street. The second was critically wounded, while the other managed to flee. 25 bystanders were injured in the strike.[105]
October 28, 2003 Tulharm Refugee Camp  West Bank Ibrahim 'Aref Ibrahim a-N'anish Wanted by IDF Shot dead, unarmed, as he drove his car to the entrance of the refugee camp.[49] Israel Defense Forces
December 25, 2003 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Mustafa Sabah Senior Hamas bomb-maker, thought behind explosions that blew up 3 Merkava tanks inside the Gaza Strip.[106] Killed when 3 helicopter missiles destroyed a Palestinian Authority compound where Sabah worked as a part-time guard.[106] Israeli Air Force[10]
December 25, 2003 Gaza Strip  Gaza Strip Mekled Hameid PIJ military commander. Helicopter gunship attack on the car, killing its occupants, including two PIJ members. Two bystanders were also reported killed and some 25 bystanders injured.[107]
February 2, 2004 Nablus  West Bank Hashem Da'ud Ishteiwi Abu Hamdan (2); Muhammad Hasanein Mustafa Abu Hamdan (24); Nader Mahmoud 'Abd al-Hafiz Abu Leil (24); Na'el Ziad Husseini Hasanein (22). All four wanted by the IDF Killed in a car struck by a missile fired from a helicopter. Israel Defense Forces[49]
February 7, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Aziz Mahmoud Shami Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine local field commander, claimed to be behind a 1995 double suicide bombing in Netanya. Missile strike incinerated his car while he drove down a crowded street, and a passing 12-year-old boy was killed, and 10 others wounded.[108] [10]
February 28, 2004 Jabaliya refugee camp  Gaza Strip Amin Dahduh, Mahmoud Juda, Aiyman Dahduh. PIJ military commander Missiles hit his car as it travelled from Gaza city to the refugee camp. Two passengers are also killed and eleven bystanders wounded.[109][110] Israeli helicopters.
March 3, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Tarad Jamal, Ibrahim Dayri and Ammar Hassan.[46] Senior Hamas members Missiles from helicopter fired at their car as it drove down a coastal road.[111] Helicopter strike.[10]
March 16, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Nidal Salfiti and Shadi Muhana Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Israeli missile strike.[10]
March 22, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Ahmed Yassin Co-founder and leader of Hamas The purpose of the operation was to strengthen the position of Mahmoud Abbas. As Yassin left a mosque at dawn, he, 2 bodyguards, and 7 bystanders killed by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache-fired Hellfire missiles. 17 bystanders were wounded.[112][113] Israeli Air Force[10]
April 17, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi Co-founder and leader of Hamas, and successor of Ahmed Yassin as leader of Hamas after his death The purpose of the operation was to strengthen the position of Mahmoud Abbas. al-Rantissi was killed by helicopter-fired missiles, along with his son and bodyguard. Several bystanders were injured.[114]
April 22, 2004 Talluza  West Bank Yasser Ahmed Abu Laimun (32) Lecturer in hospital management at the Arab-American University in Jenin, mistaken for Imad Mohammed Janajra. IDF initially reported he was a Hamas member.[115] Initially reported shot after shooting and then running away from an Israeli attack dog, trained to seize wanted individuals. His widow testified that he was shot, while in his garden, from a distance of 200 yards by gunfire from Israeli soldiers behind an oak tree. The IDF apologized.[116][117][118] Israel Defense Forces
May 5, 2004 Talluza  West Bank Imad Mohammed Janajra (31)[10] Hamas leader Ambushed in an olive grove, after an earlier attempt, mistaking Abu Laimun for him. Said by IDF to be armed and approaching them.[118] Golani Brigade's elite Egoz unit.
May 30, 2004 Zeitoun  Gaza Strip Wael Nassar[10] Hamas mastermind behind the mine that blew up an Israeli troop carrier raiding Gaza City, on May 11, killing 6 soldiers. He was killed on his motorcycle, together with his aide, by a missile strike which also wounded 7 civilians, including a woman and two children. A second following missile killed another Hamas member nearby.[119] Helicopter strike
June 14, 2004 Nablus  West Bank Khalil Mahmoud Zuhdi Marshud (24)[10][120]'Awad Hassan Ahmad Abu Zeid (24). Head of Al-Aqsa Brigades in Nablus Earlier targeted in a Nablus missile attack on a car on May 3, killing 3 Al Aqsa Brigade members. He was in a different vehicle. Killed when a missile hit a car outside the Balata refugee camp, also killing PIJ members Awad Abu Zeid e Mohammed Al Assi (Israeli version). Abu Zeid did not engage in hostilities when killed (B'tselem report).[49] Israeli Army radio said the decision to kill him followed on several failures to arrest him. The same day, an attempt to kill Zakaria Zubeidi, head of the Jenin al Aqsa Brigades, failed.[120][121] Israel Defense Forces
June 26, 2004 Nablus  West Bank Naif Abu-Sharah (40) Jafer el-Massari Fadi Bagit Sheikh Ibrahim and the others. Respectively Tanzim Hamas Nablus officer; Islamic Jihad officer.[10] Killed by IDF paratroopers together with six other men found huddled in a secret tunnel beneath a house in the old city of Nablus, after trailing a fugitive into the house.[122] Israeli paratroopers.
July 22, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Hazem Rahim[10] Islamic Jihad in Palestine member Helicopter gunship missile strike on a car, killing Rahim and his deputy, Rauf Abu Asi. According to Israeli sources, Rahim had been seen on video two months earlier brandishing body parts of ambushed Israeli soldiers.[123][124] Israel Defense Forces
July 29, 2004 Near Rafah refugee camp  Gaza Strip Amr Abu Suta, Zaki Abu Rakha[10] Abu al-Rish Brigades leader. In a car, together with a bodyguard, incinerated by Israeli helicopter fire. Accused of involvement in the shooting of an IDF officer, and a 1992 killing in a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip.[125]
August 17, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Five dead. Four Unidentified?[10] The target was a Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades leader, Ahmed al-Jabari. The five, included al-Jabari's 14-year-old son, his brother, his nephew and son-in-law, were killed in a drone missile strike on al-Jabari's home. About a dozen other Palestinians wounded. al-Jabari survived the attempt.[126][127] Israeli Air Force
September 13, 2004 Jenin  West Bank Mahmoud Ass'ad Rajab Abu Khalifah (25),[10] Amjad Husseini 'Aref Abu Hassan, Yamen Feisal 'Abd al-Wahab Ayub Al-Aqsa Brigades leader, deputy to Zakariya Zubeidi. Killed together with two aides (Israeli version) when a helicopter missile struck his car in the city centre.[128] Amjad Hassan and Yamen Feisal 'Abd al-Wahab Ayub were not, according to B'tselem, involved in the fighting.[49]
September 20, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Khaled Abu Shamiyeh (30) Hamas rocketry mechanic.[10][129] Car hit by missile Israel Defense Forces
September 21, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Nabil al-Saedi (34), Rabah Zaqout[10] Hamas mid-ranking operatives. Killed when their Jeep was struck by a missile. 8 bystanders including 2 children were wounded.[130]
September 27, 2004 Damascus  Syria Izz Eldine Subhi Sheik Khalil (42)[10] Hamas senior official. A Gazan deported by Israel in 1992. Blown up by a bomb hidden in his SUV when he answered a call on his mobile phone, triggering the explosion. Israel did not claim responsibility but Ariel Sharon's spokesman Raanin Gissin said:'Our longstanding policy has been that no terrorist will have any sanctuary and any immunity,' and Moshe Ya'alon commented that action should be adopted against "terror headquarters in Damascus" in the wake of the recent Beersheba bus bombings.[131]
September 27, 2004 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Ali al-Shaeir (26)[10] Popular Resistance Committee member Killed while an Israeli helicopter gunship fired several missiles at a car in Abbassam, believed to hold their target, Muhammad Abu Nasira. The latter, with two others of the group, sustained injuries, and al-Shair died.[132] Israeli helicopter strike
October 6, 2004 al-Shati refugee camp  Gaza Strip Bashir Khalil al-Dabash, (38/42) and Zarif Yousef al-'Are'ir (30)[10] Head of Islamic Jihad's military wing, al-Quds Brigades. Both killed by helicopter missile fired at their Subaru in 'Izziddin al-Qassam Street in downtown Gaza. Three passers-by were wounded. One of three operations in Operation Days of Penitence that killed 5 other Palestinian militants.[133][134] Israeli Air Force[10]
October 21, 2004 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Adnan al-Ghoul Imad al-Baas 2nd in command of Hamas, and Qassem rocket expert. Killed together with his aide Imad Abbas when their car was destroyed by a missile from an Apache helicopter. Four bystanders were wounded. .[46]
July 15, 2005 East of Salfit  West Bank Samer Abdulhadi Dawhqa, Mohammad Ahmed Salameh Mar'i (20), Mohammad Yusef 'Abd al-Fatah A’yash (22) Alleged to be 'ticking bombs'.[47] Killed in an olive grove, or, according to B'tselem, in a cave where two were hiding. The first two died immediately in a missile and gunfire strike by Apache helicopters. The third was taken to Ramallah in critical condition, but then seized by Israeli forces and taken off in a military ambulance. He died later, and neither he nor Mar'i, according to B'tselem, were involved in the fighting.[49][135] Israel Defense Forces
July 16, 2005 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Saeed Seam (Sayid Isa Jabar Tziam) (31). Hamas commander of Izzedine al Qassam. Allegedly involved in killing two settlers in 2002 and shooting at an Israeli army outpost in 2004.[10] Shot dead by Israeli sniper in a targeted killing as he stood outside his Gaza home, as he was going to water his garden, in Khan Yunis.[136][137]
July 16, 2005 Gaza City .[138]  Gaza Strip 'Four Unidentified' (JVL)=Adel Mohammad Haniyya (29); A'asem Marwan Abu Ras (23); Saber Abu Aasi ( 24); Amjad Anwar Arafat,[139] one reportedly a nephew of Ismail Haniya.[10][140] Hamas operatives. Apache helicopter struck a van carrying the men and numerous Qassam rockets in Gaza city. Five civilians, including a child, were wounded in the attack.[136][141][142] Israeli Air Force[10][143][144][145][146][147][148][149]
September 25, 2005 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Sheikh Mohammed Khalil (32) PIJ Alleged to have been involved in Hatuel family's murder near the Gush Qatif settlement bloc. Killed when his Mercedes was struck by 5 missiles launched from an Israeli aircraft.[150]
October 27, 2005 Jabalia Camp  Gaza Strip Shadi Mehana/Shadi Muhana (25) PIJ Airstrike hitting car with four Palestinian militants north of Gaza City. Three civilians were also killed, including a 15-year-old boy (Rami Asef) and a 60-year-old man. One source stated 14 other Palestinians were wounded.[151][152]
November 1, 2005 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Hassan Madhoun (33); Fawzi Abu Kara[153] Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Allegedly planning an operation to strike the Eretz Crossing. Killed when his car was hit by an Israeli Apache helicopter missile. According to documents in the Palestine Papers Israel's Shaul Mofaz had proposed to the PA that Fatah execute him.[154]
December 7, 2005 Rafah  Gaza Strip Mahmoud Arkan (29). Popular Resistance Committees field operative Airborne missile strike on a moving car in a residential area. 10 bystanders, including three children, were injured.[155][156]
December 8, 2005  Gaza Strip Iyad Nagar Ziyad Qaddas Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Missile striking a house. A third militant, and several Palestinians nearby, including a young girl, suffered injuries.[157]
December 14, 2005 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Four Unidentified Popular Resistance Committees Missile strike on a white sedan near the Karni crossing. Israeli sources say the car was packed with explosives. Three PRC members killed, a fourth is thought to have been an al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades member. One occupant survived, and two bystanders were injured.[158][159]
January 2, 2006 East of Jabaliya  Gaza Strip Sayid Abu-Gadian (45); Akram Gadasas (43), third unknown. PIJ All three hit by IAF rocket while in a car close to a no-go zone declared by Israel in the northern Gaza Strip. Collateral damage, two bystanders were wounded.
February 5, 2006 Zeitoun  Gaza Strip Adnan Bustan; Jihad al-Sawafiri Islamic Jihad in Palestine. Believed to have director of their engineering and manufacturing unit. Killed when 2 cars fired on by an IAF missile, the second en route to a retaliatory attack for an earlier Israeli helicopter strike that killed three people.
February 6, 2006 North of Jabalia Camp  Gaza Strip[160] Hassan 'Asfour (25); Rami Hanouna (27)[161] al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade| Hit and killed when their car was struck by three missiles from an Israeli drone. Three bystanders were also wounded.[160]
February 7, 2006 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Mohammed Abu Shariya; Suheil Al Baqir Al Aqsa Brigades Their car was demolished by a missile.
March 6, 2006 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Munir Mahmed Sukhar (30); Iyad Abu Shalouf Islamic Jihad field operative. Collateral damage, 3-8 passers-by wounded, including 17-year-old Ahmed Sousi, and an 8-year-old boy (Ra'ed al-Batch), both of whom later died.[162]
May 20, 2006 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Mohammed Dahdoh PIJ Killed in a car, held responsible for firing crude rockets into southern Israel. Palestinian version stated Muhanned Annen, 5; his mother, Amnah, 25; and Hannan Annen, 45, Muhanned's aunt, were collateral victims. Dahdoh was alone in the car (IDF version).
May 25, 2006 Sidon  Lebanon Mahmoud al-Majzoub (Abu Hamze), Nidal al-Majzoub Commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad; the brother was a member also. Critically wounded in car bombing, when he turned on the ignition of his car, parked near the Abu Bakr mosque in Sidon,. He died the next day. Islamic Jihad blamed Israel, though Israel denied it.[163] An Israeli government spokesman denied knowledge of any Israeli involvement. (alleged)
June 5, 2006 Jabalia Camp  Gaza Strip[164] Majdi Hamad (25); Imad Assaliya (27) Popular Resistance Committees Missile struck their car, targeting Hamad. Three bystanders were injured. Israeli Air Force[10][165][166][167]
June 8, 2006 Rafah  Gaza Strip Jamal Abu Samhadana and three others Founder of the Popular Resistance Committees militant group, a former Fatah and Tanzim member, and number two on Israel's list of wanted terrorists. Had survived 4 assassination attempts.[168] Killed by Israeli airstrike on a training camp, along with at least three other PRC members.[169]
June 13, 2006 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Hamoud Wadiya; Shawki Sayklia Wadiya was a PIJ rocket expert. Three militants in a van with a Grad rocket were driving down the main street when a missile struck nearby. They fled but were killed by a second missile, as people gathered. The second blast killed 11 Palestinian bystanders, including Ashraf Mughrabi (25) his son, Maher (8), and a relative Hisham (14), 4 ambulance drivers and hospital staff rushing to the incident, and three boys. Thirty-nine people were wounded.[170]
July 4, 2006 Beit Hanoun  Gaza Strip Isamail Rateb Al-Masri (30)[171][172] Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Killed by an IAF rocket.[173]
August 9, 2006 Jenin  Gaza Strip Osama Attili (24); Mohammed Atik (26) Described by Israel as leaders of PIJ Killed when (2) helicopter(s) fired missiles into their house. PIJ leader Hussam Jaradat, another target escaped the strike, while his deputy Walid Ubeidi abu al-Kassam, was lightly wounded.[174]
October 12, 2006 'Abasan al-Kabirah neighbourhood  Gaza Strip Three unidentified='Abd a-Rahman 'Abdallah Muhammad Qdeih (19); Na'el Fawzi Suliman Qdeih (22); Salah Rashad Shehdeh Qdeih (22); Hamas All three, armed, killed by a helicopter missile after one of the three fired at an IDF tank
October 12, 2006 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Three militants of Kadiah family. Hamas Five members of Kadiah family killed, two, Adel Kadiah, 40, and his son, Sohaib, 13, being civilians
October 12, 2006 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Ashraf Ferwana Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Ashraf targeted in his home but he survived the drone missile strike which demolished his house. His brother Ayman Ferwana and a girl died, and 10 others injured.[166][175][176]
October 14, 2006 Jabalia Camp  Gaza Strip Ahmad Hassan 'Abd al-Fatah Abu al-'Anin (19); Sakher Faiz Muhammad Abu Jabal (19); Rami 'Odeh Salem Abu Rashed (22); Faiz 'Ali Fadel al-'Ur (33); Suliman Hassan Fadel al-'Ur (30); Muhammad Faiz Mustafa Shaqurah (30); Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Five killed while walking armed in the refugee camp, by a helicopter-launched missile.Awad Attatwa (18), not associated with the group, also died.[167][177]
October 14, 2006 One Unidentified Al Aqsa Brigades Died when the car he was in was hit by a missile fired in an airstrike. A local commander was also critically injured, and two bystanders were wounded.[177]
November 7, 2006 Al-Yamun  West Bank Salim Yousef Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija (24); Ala'a Jamil Khamaisa (24); Taher Abed Abahra (25); Mahmoud Rajah Abu Hassan (25). Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades The four militants were shot while sitting near the Al-Yamun bakery (Palestinian version), fled wounded and were killed in a local house. Aiman Suleiman Mahmoud Mustafa (31), a bakery worker came out to see what was happening and was shot dead. Salim Ahmed Awad (27), Ibrahim Mahmoud Nawahda (30), Salim Ahmed Awad (27) and Mohammed Yousef Abu Al-Haija (27) were also shot and taken prisoner.[178] Israel Defense Forces undercover squad.
November 20, 2006 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Bassel Sha'aban Ubeid (22); Abdel Qader Habib (26) Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Missile fired at a Mercedes containing both, parked outside the Ubeid family home. Collateral damage, 5 civilians, members of the Amen family, including Hanan Mohammed Amen, aged 3 months and Mo'men Hamdi Amen (2), injured by shrapnel.[178] Israeli Air Force[10]
May 17, 2007 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Imad Muhammad Ahmad Shabaneh (33) Hamas Killed while travelling in a car hit by an Israeli helicopter missile. Israeli helicopters[10][167]
June 1, 2007 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Fawzi (Fadi) Abu Mustafa PIJ/Al Quds Brigades senior member Killed by an IAF airforce missile while riding a motor bike. Israeli Air Force[10][179][180][181][182][183][184][185][186][187][188]
June 24, 2007 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Hussein Khalil al-Hur=Hossam Khaled Harb (32) Hussein Harb Peugeot al-Quds Brigades local leader. Struck by a missile while driving a Peugeot through Gaza City
October 23, 2007 Gaza City (near)  Gaza Strip Mubarak al-Hassanat (35) Popular Resistance Committees head and Director of military affairs in the Hamas Interior Ministry. Israeli airstrike (IAF) on his car.
December 17, 2007 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Majed Harazin (Abu Muamen) PIJ. Senior Commander, West Bank, overseer of rocket operations. Killed together with two others in his car, reportedly packed with explosives.
December 17, 2007 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Abdelkarim Dahdouh; Iman Al-Illa; Ahmad Dahdooh, Ammar al-Said; Jihad Zahar; Mohamman Karamsi PIJ. Missile strike from an aircraft on a car, combined with IDF undercover unit, on a PIJ cell preparing to launch rockets.
December 18, 2007 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Hani Barhoum; Mohammed A-Sharif Hamas Strike on a Hamas security position.
January 13, 2008 Al-Shati Refugee Camp  Gaza Strip Nidal Amudi; Mahir Mabhuh; third man unidentified al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Senior operative The three were killed in a car driving through the refugee camp, struck by an IAF missile.
January 17, 2008 Beit Lahiya  Gaza Strip One unidentified[10] =Raad Abu al-Ful (43) and his wife. PIJ rocket manufacturer They were killed by an IAF airstrike which fired missiles at their car.
January 20, 2008 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Ahmad Abu Sharia Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Commander Hit by an IAF missile as he walked in the streets. Two other Palestinians were wounded.
February 4, 2008 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Abu Said Qarmout Popular Resistance Committees member Killed by an IAF missile that struck his car. Three others were wounded, two seriously.
February 12, 2008 Damascus  Syria Imad Mughniyeh (45) Senior Hezbollah commander. Responsible for overseeing Hezbollah's security apparatus and planning numerous attacks around world. Killed in a car bomb.[189] Mossad is suspected.
April 14, 2008  Gaza Strip Ibrahim Abu Olba DFLP Israeli Air Force.[10]
April 30, 2008 Near Shabura refugee camp, Rafah  Gaza Strip Nafez Mansour (40) Hamas Killed in an IAF missile strike. Reportedly involved in Gilad Shalit abduction. Collateral damage. Three bystanders, one dying of his wounds. A further bystander and young girl also hurt.[10] Israeli Air Force/Shin Bet joint operation.[190]
June 17, 2008 al-Qararah, Rafah district  Gaza Strip Mu'taz Muhammad Jum'ah Dughmosh (27); Musa Fawzi Salman al-'Adini (35); Mahmoud Muhammad Hassan a-Shanadi (25); Nidal Khaled Sa'id a-Sadudi (21)Muhammad 'Amer Muhammad 'Asaliyah (20).[167] Army of Islam Killed when their car was struck by an IAf missile. A further two people were wounded.[191] Israeli Air Force.[10]
August 1, 2008 Tartus  Syria Muhammad Suleiman Syrian General. National Security Advisor. Presidential Advisor for Arms Procurement and Strategic Weapons. Killed by sniper fire to the head and neck. Israel denied responsibility for the killing but was widely suspected of involvement. According to an NSA intercept published by Wikileaks, the NSA defined it as the ‘first known instance of Israel targeting a legitimate government official."[192][193][194] The U.S. Embassy in Damascus reported that Israelis were the 'most obvious suspect (alleged).'[195]
January 1, 2009 Jabalia Camp  Gaza Strip Nizar Rayan (49) Top level Senior Hamas leader. Professor of Sharia law, Islamic University of Gaza. Among the first 5 top Hamas decision-makers, and field operative. Advocated suicide bombings inside Israel.[196][197] His house destroyed by an IAF bomb. along with his 4 wives and 6 of his 14 children. 30 others in the vicinity were wounded. According to Israel, secondary explosions from weapons in the building caused collateral damage. Rayan was not the target, rather, the strike aimed to destroy Hamas' central compound which included several buildings that served as storage sites for weapons. Israel further stated that phone warnings were delivered to the residents.[197][198] Israeli Air Force
January 3, 2009 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Abu Zakaria al-Jamal Senior Hamas military wing commander of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and leader of Gaza City's rocket-launching squads[199] Killed in Israeli airstrike.[200]
January 15, 2009 Jabalia  Gaza Strip Said Seyam Hamas Interior Minister Killed in Israeli airstrike with his brother, his son, and Hamas general security services officer. Salah Abu Shrakh.[201] Israeli Air Force
January 26, 2009 Bureij Refugee Camp  Gaza Strip Issa Batran (failed. See 30 July 2010) Senior military commander of the Hamas military wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Targeted at his home. The attempt to assassinate him failed, but the shell hit the balcony of their home and killed his wife Manal Sha’rawi, and five of their children: Bilal, Izz Ad-Din, Ihsan, Islam and Eyman. Batran and his child Abdul-Hadi survived.[202][203] Israel Defense Forces
March 4, 2009  Gaza Strip Khaled Shalan Senior Operative PIJ Killed in Israeli airstrike, together with 2/3 other militants, targeted after alleged involvement in rocket attacks on the Israeli city of Ashkelon. They jumped from their car but were critically wounded. 5 bystanders were also wounded.[204][205][206] Israeli Air Force


Date Place Location Target Description Action Executor
January 11, 2010 Deir al-Balah  Gaza Strip Awad Abu Nasir Islamic Jihad Senior Field Commander Had escaped several assassination attempts. Reportedly involved in attempts to harm Israeli soldiers. Killed by a missile.[207][208] Israeli Air Force[10]
January 12, 2010 Tehran  Iran Masoud Alimohammadi Iranian Physicist Killed in a car bomb. Majid Jamali Fashi reportedly confessed to an Iranian court he had been recruited by Mossad to carry out the execution, while the US State Department called the allegation "absurd". Mossad (alleged)[209]
January 19, 2010 Dubai  United Arab Emirates Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Hamas senior military commander of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, believed to have been involved in smuggling weapons and explosives into Gaza.[210] Widely reported to have been killed by Israeli intelligence members. Israel stated that there is no proof of its involvement, and neither confirmed nor denied the allegations of a Mossad role.[211][212] Dubai police report that Israeli agents used Australian, French, British, Irish, and Dutch passports.
July 30, 2010 Deserted area in the Nuseirat refugee camp  Gaza Strip Issa Abdul-Hadi al-Batran (40) Hamas Senior military commander of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades in central Gaza, who had survived 4 previous attempts on his life (26 Jan.2009). Thought to have been involved in manufacturing rockets. Killed by a missile in retaliation for the earlier rocket attack on the city of Ashkelon. A further 13 Palestinians were injured in the strike.[202][203] Israeli Air Force
November 3, 2010  Gaza Strip Mohammed Nimnim Allegedly al-Qaeda affiliated, Army of Islam commander[213] Car explosion, due to either a bomb planted by Israel or an Israeli airstrike.[214] Israeli Air Force, with Egyptian intelligence.
November 17, 2010  Gaza Strip Islam Yassin al-Qaeda affiliated, Army of Islam commander[215] Israeli airstrike on his car, killing him, his brother, and injuring four others.[216] Israeli Air Force
November 29, 2010 Tehran  Iran Majid Shahriari Iranian nuclear scientist and physicist Killed by explosives. Mossad (suspected)[217]
January 11, 2011  Gaza Strip Mohammed A-Najar Islamic Jihad operative. Suspected of planning attacks against civilians and launching rockets at Israel[218]

Attacked by the Israel Airforce while driving his motorcycle in the Gaza Strip.[218]

Israeli Air Force
April 2, 2011 Ismail Lubbad, Abdullah Lubbad, Muhammad al Dayah Hamas Allegedly aiming to kidnap Israeli tourists in Sinai over Passover. .[10]
April 9, 2011  Gaza Strip Tayseer Abu Snima Senior Hamas military commander of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Killed along with 2 of his bodyguards by the Israeli air force during a period of escalated rocket fire from Gaza. He was the most senior Hamas commander killed since 2009.[219] Israeli Air Force
July 23, 2011 Tehran  Iran Darioush Rezaeinejad Iranian electrical engineer Killed by unknown gunmen on a motorcycle. Rezaeinejad was involved in the development of high-voltage switches, which are used in a key component of nuclear warheads. Such switches may also have civilian scientific applications.[220] The German Newspaper Der Spiegel claimed Mossad was behind the operation. He is the third Iranian nuclear scientist killed since 2010.[221] Mossad (alleged)
August 18, 2011  Gaza Strip Abu Oud al-Nirab; Khaled Shaath; Imad Hamed Popular Resistance Committees Commanders Killed hours after a terrorist attack killed 6 civilians and one soldier in southern Israel. 4 additional members of the group were killed in the strike.[222] Israeli Air Force, Shin Bet
August 24, 2011 Ismael al-Asmar PIJ Allegedly weapons smuggler and militant in Egypt's Sinai, killed just before shooting a Qassam rocket. [10]
September 6, 2011 Khaled Sahmoud Popular Resistance Committees Killed after allegedly firing 5 Qassam into Southern Israel [10]
October 29, 2011 Ahmed al-Sheikh Khalil PIJ Munitions expert Killed in retaliation for allegedly launching rockets into Israel earlier that day. [10]
November 12, 2011 Tehran  Iran General Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam The main architect of the Iranian missile system and the founder/father of Iran's deterrent power ballistic missile forces.
He was also the chief of the "self-sufficiency" unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Killed along with 17 other members of the Revolutionary Guards known as Bid Kaneh explosion.
Those who died are known as the "Shahidan Ghadir".
Iranian officials said that the blast at the missile base was an accident, and ruled out any sabotage organized by Israel.
AGIR said that the explosion "had taken place in an arms depot when a new kind of munitions was being tested and moved".
However, TIME magazine cited an "unnamed Western intelligence source" as saying that Mossad was behind the blast.
Israel neither confirmed nor denied its involvement.

[223] [224]

Mossad (alleged)
December 9, 2011 Isam Subahi Isamil Batash Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades [10]
January 11, 2012 Tehran  Iran Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan Iranian nuclear scientist The bomb that killed Ahmadi-Roshan at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, and another unidentified person was a magnetic one and the same as the ones previously used for the assassination of the scientists, and the "...work of the Zionists [Israelis]," deputy Tehran governor Safarali Baratloo said.[225]


Mossad (alleged)
March 9, 2012 Tel al-Hawa  Gaza Strip Zuhir al-Qaisi; Mahmud Ahmed Hananni Qaisi was Secretary-General of the Popular Resistance Committees According to Israeli intelligence, he was planning an imminent attack in the Sinai.[228] Israeli Air Force
August 5, 2012 Tel al-Sultan Refugee Camp.[229]  Gaza Strip Nadi Okhal (19); Ahmad Said Ismail (22) Popular Resistance Committee, Two senior operatives. IDF sources say they were associated with the global jihadist movement. Killed while riding a motorbike. The other passenger was badly wounded. [10]
September 20, 2012 Gaza Strip  Gaza Strip Anis Abu Mahmoud el-Anin (22); Ashraf Mahmoud Salah (38). Hamas security officers. Salah belonged to the Popular Resistance Committees Their car was shelled by aircraft overhead.[230] Israeli Air Force[10]
October 13, 2012 Jabaliya  Gaza Strip Hisham Al-Saidni (Abu al-Walid al- Maqdisi) (43/47/53);[231] Ashraf al-Sabah.[232][233] Respectively Salafi-jihadist militant leader of al-Tawhid wa al-Jihad and the Mujahedeen Shura Council, and head of Ansar Al-Sunna. Israeli and one Salafi source say they had links with Al-Qaeda.[234][235] Killed by a drone-launched rocket while riding a motorbike in company with Jazar. Several civilians, including a 12-year-old boy, were wounded.[236]
October 13, 2012 Khan Yunis  Gaza Strip Yasser Mohammad al-Atal (23) Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Rocket strike while he was riding his motorbike. A second man was critically injured.[233][237]
October 14, 2012 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Ezzedine Abu Nasira (23); Ahmad Fatayer (22)[233] Popular Resistance Committees Struck by a missile while riding in a tuk-tuk after firing rockets into Israel to avenge deaths resulting from two airstrikes the day before. Two others seriously wounded.[238] Israeli Air Force[10]
November 14, 2012 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Ahmed Jaabari Top-level Commander of Hamas' military wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Number 2 to Mohammed Deif. Killed in an airstrike at the start of Operation Pillar of Cloud. Led Hamas' 2007 takeover of the Gaza Strip and, according to Israel, was responsible for most attacks on Israel originating in Gaza from about 2006 to 2012, including the capture of Gilad Shalit.[239]
November 15–19, 2012  Gaza Strip Hab’s Hassan Us Msamch
Ahmed Abu Jalal
Khaled Shaer
Osama Kadi
Muhammad Kalb
Ramz Harb
Yahiyah Abbayah
Hab’s Hassan Us Msamch, was a senior operative and Hamas Bombmaker.
Ahmed Abu Jalal, was a Senior Hamas commander of the Hamas central military wing in Al-Muazi.
Khaled Shaer, was a senior operative in the anti-tank operations.
Osama Kadi, was a senior operative in anti-tank operations.
Muhammad Kalb, was a senior operative in aerial defense operations.
Ramz Harb, was an Islamic Jihad senior operative in propaganda in Gaza City.
Yahiyah Abbayah was a senior Hamas expert bomb maker and a military commander in central Gaza.
All of them were killed by an IAF airstrike inside their command bunker and weapon storage during Operation Pillar of Defense.
February 12, 2013 Damascus  Syria Hassan Shateri Top IRGC General. Under the pseudonym Hussam Khoshnevis, He was a Head of Iranian IRGC special reconstruction project for Hezbollah infrastructure in southern Lebanon.
Israel airstrike killed him during his traveling from Damascus to Beirut.


April 30, 2013 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal (24/25) and three others, one on the bike. Al Quds Brigades (Israel). Hamas security guard at Al-Shifa Hospital (Hamas version).[241] Defined by Israel as a Freelance Terror Consultant" and active in different Jihad Salafi terror organisations responsible for two rockets fired towards Eilat on 17 April, he was killed when a rocket hit him on his motorbike. The strike broke a fragile cease-fire agreement.[242]
December 4, 2013 Beirut  Lebanon Hassan al-Laqqis Senior Hezbollah Military Commander. Chief of technology officer and in charge of the Arms Procurement and Strategic Weapons for the group. Shot and Killed by gunmen in the head with a silenced gun outside his home and car.
Israel never took responsibility, but it is widely suspected Mossad committed it.


January 22, 2014 Beit Hanoun  Gaza Strip Ahmad Zaanin; Mahmoud Yousef Zaanin PFLP;PIJ The relatives were held responsible for rocket attacks into southern Israel. Only Ahmed was admitted by PIJ to be a member. His cousin and he were killed sitting in a pickup truck parked outside their home.[243] Israeli Air Force[10]
February 9, 2014 Deir al-Balah  Gaza Strip Abdullah Kharti Popular Resistance Committees member. Regarded by IDF as involved with rocket fire episodes. Hit and critically wounded, with a friend, while riding on a motorcycle.[244]
March 3, 2014 farmland near Beit Hanoun[245]  Gaza Strip Mus’ab Musa Za’aneen (21); Sharif Nasser (31) PIJ (Israeli version): Had just fired homemade rocket landing in a field south of Ashkelon (Palestinian version): It was not known if either were militants. A child and a fourth person were wounded.[246]
June 11, 2014  Gaza Strip Mohammed Ahmed Alarur/Awar (30/33) of Beit Lahiya; Hamada Hassan, a Beit Lahia resident (25) was critically wounded.[247] Hamas policeman. Salafist cell leader (Israeli description) Described by IDF sources as a global jihad-affiliated terrorist planning attack against Israel responsible for a rocket salvo on Sderot that interrupted the silence of a Passover holiday. Alarur was hit by a missile while riding a motorbike. A car nearby was also struck.[248] One report identifies a further victim, his 7-year-old nephew, who was riding in the family care and who died of wounds on June 14, ascribing to the latter a role of 'human shield.'[249] Israel Air Force, Shin Bet.
June 27, 2014 al-Shati refugee camp  Gaza Strip Muhammad al-Fasih and; Usama al-Hassumi Two Senior operatives. Al-Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades Struck by two helicopter-launched missiles while driving a black Kia vehicle. Two other people were wounded.[250] Israeli Air Force
July 5, 2014 Damascus  Syria Mwafaq Badiyeh Samir Kuntar's right-hand man and the personal liaison officer between Samir Kuntar and Hezbollah. He was killed by an explosive device planted on his car by "Mossad agents." While driving on the main road between Quneitra and Damascus. The security source claim the assassination was a response to rockets fired from Syria to Israel in March, that the Syrian army and Hezbollah were responsible for. Mossad (alleged)
July 8, 2014  Gaza Strip Muhammad Shaaban Muhammad Shaaban is a head of Hamas Special Forces Naval Commando Unit in Gaza He was killed along with 2 passengers when his car was hit by IAF airstrike followed by attempted infiltration by 5 Hamas Naval Frogmen inside Israel Beach in Gaza border.


Israeli Air Force
July 27, 2014  Gaza Strip Salah Abu Hassanein
Hafez Mohammad Hamad
Hussein Abd al-Qader Muheisin
Akram Sha’ar
Mahmoud Ziada
Osama al-Haya
Ahmad Sahmoud
Abdallah Allah’ras
Shaaban Dakhdoukh
Mahmoud Sinwar (failed attempt)
Salah Abu Hassanein leader and spokesperson of Islamic Jihad in Gaza.
Hafez Mohammad Hamad was Top-level Hamas commander for Islamic Jihad in the Beit Hanoun (northern Gaza) area who is directly responsible for the rocket fire on Sderot during escalation leading up to Operation Protective Edge.
Hussein Abd al-Qader Muheisin was a Hamas commander for Islamic Jihad in Sheijaya.
Akram Sha’ar is a Hamas commander for Islamic Jihad in Khan Younis, who is directly responsible for both rocket fire and terror attacks in Israel.
Mahmoud Ziada was a Hamas commander for Islamic Jihad in Jabaliya, responsible for upgrading Hamas rocket arsenal and directing fighting against Israel during Operation Protective Edge.
Osama al-Hayya A Senior Hamas leader in Sheijaya, whose son is in Hamas's 'political wing' Khalil al-Hayya.
Ahmad Sahmoud was a Top-level Hamas commander in Khan Younis.
Abdallah Allah’ras is a Senior commander in the Hamas's "military wing,”"the Al-Qassam Brigades.
Shaaban Dakhdoukh was a commander of the forces in Zeitoun, who worked on burying long-range rockets and helped to smuggle weapons for his forces.
Mahmoud Sinwar a Hamas Military commander, who was involved in the creation of attack tunnels and the launching of rocket fire into Israeli territory and the raid in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured.
All of them were killed by IAF airstrike inside of their house along with their comrades and the entire family and also inside their buried Gaza tunnels.

[251][252] It was later discovered that Mohammed Sinwar had survived.[253]

August 3, 2014 Jabalia Camp  Gaza Strip Ahmad al-Mabhouh Nephew of slain Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in charge of engineering and destruction officer in Hamas.
Among other things, he was responsible for hiding rockets before they were launched at Israel, preparing complex explosive devices and planning armed attacks against Israeli targets.
The IDF and Shin Bet attacked a building in Jabaliya on Saturday night, killing Hamas operative Ahmad al-Mabhouh, the nephew of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was inside.


Israeli Armed Forces, Shin Bet
August 19, 2014 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Mohammed Deif (failed attempt) Chief of staff and Supreme Military Commander of Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades. The main architect of Hamas's tunnel system. Several IAF missiles struck Deif's 6 storey home. His wife Widad (27), 7-month-old son Ali and daughter Sarah (3) were killed in the strike. Three other residents in the building were also killed. According to Fox News, anonymous Israeli intelligence sources claimed that Deif had been killed in the strike. Hamas denied the reports that Deif, who has survived five previous Israeli attempts to assassinate him, had died in the F-16 bombing of his home. In April 2015, Israel confirmed that Deif survived the assassination attempt.[255][256][257][258][259] Israeli Air Force
August 21, 2014 Rafah  Gaza Strip Raed al Atar Rafah Division Senior commander.
Mohammed Abu Shmallah Rafah Division Senior commander.
Mohammed Barhoum Rafah Division Senior commander.
3 Hamas Senior Military commanders Struck by a pair of F-16 one-ton bombs guided through a window of the building where they had been located.[260][261]
January 18, 2015 al-Amal Farms, Quneitra District  Syria Jihad Mughniyah
Mohammed Ahmed Issa
Abu Ali Reza Al Tabatabai
Mohammed Ali Allah Dadi
Ismail Al Ashhab
Abu Abbas Al Hijazi
Mohammed Ali Hassan Abu Al Hassan
Ghazi Ali Dhawi
Ali Hussein Ibrahim
Along with 6 other Iranian and Hezbollah high-ranking officers
Jihad Mughniyah was a son of a slain Hezbollah supreme military commander Imad Mughniyah.
Mohammed Ahmed Issa was Head of Security and Operations. He was also a Senior Hezbollah Military Commander in Syria.
Ismail Al Ashhab was a Senior Hezbollah military commander and a top liaison officer with Iran in charge of training Hezbollah forces along the Golan Heights frontier.
Abu Ali Reza Al Tabatabai was a Top Iranian IRGC General.
Mohammed Ali Allah Dadi was a Top Iranian IRGC General.
Abu Abbas Al Hijazi was a field commander and officer of Hezbollah in Syria.
Mohammed Ali Hassan Abu Al Hassan was also a field commander and officer of Hezbollah in Syria.
Ghazi Ali Dhawi was also a field commander and officer of Hezbollah in Syria.
Ali Hussein Ibrahim also a field commander and officer of Hezbollah in Syria.
Struck and hit by Israel Air Force Nimrod/Hellfire missile Apache Helicopter during their reconnaissance and inspection mission along with Israeli–Syrian ceasefire line at the Golan Heights.
According to Israel Intelligence Security, they were planning for the massive mega attack, including infiltration, shooting, assassinations, suicide bombing, anti-tank attack, and missile attack with the intention of kill and kidnap Israel soldiers and civilians community along with Quneitra and Galilee border.
And also help to establish the missile base inside Quneitra region.
Israel neither confirmed nor denied an airstrike.
December 21, 2015 Damascus  Syria Samir Kuntar
Farhan Issam Shaalan
Mohammed Riza Fahemi
Mir Ahmad Ahmadi
along with several high ranking IRGC commanders and Hezbollah members
Samir Kuntar was a senior Hezbollah commander and also a convicted murderer of an Israeli family in 1979, held in Israeli prison for the next 30 years before released in a prisoner swap in 2008.

Mohammed Riza Fahemi and Mir Ahmad Ahmadi were two Iranian senior military officers of the IRGC Intelligence division.
According to the Israeli defence establishment, they were meeting in order to plan the next round of Iran-sponsored terrorist operations against Israel from the Golan Heights areas recently secured by the Syrian military. Two Israeli planes allegedly destroyed a six-story residential building in Jaramana on the outskirts of Damascus. Kuntar's death was confirmed by his brother and Hezbollah. The explosion also killed eight Syrian nationals, among them Hezbollah commanders, and injured a number of other people.[262][263]
December 15, 2016 Sfax  Tunisia Mohamed Zouari Mohamed Zouari was a Chief of Hamas drone program and an Aviation Engineer expert. He also worked on the development and production of Hezbollah drones. He was shot dead in the head 6 times by using guns equipped with silencer just in front of his house, who located in Sfax 270 km Southeast of Tunis. Hamas accused Mossad[264]
March 24, 2017 Gaza Strip  Palestine Mazen Fuqaha Mazen Fuqaha was a Senior Hamas Operative. He was also a Senior commander of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas Military wing. According to Hamas, he was shot dead 4 times in the head and chest by Israeli Special Forces by using silenced weapons guided by Shin Bet Agents and Gaza operatives. Israeli Special Forces/ Shin Bet [citation needed]
April 21, 2018 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh Palestinian engineer working for Hamas Shot dead 10 times by two men on a motorcycle. Mossad is suspected[265]
August 5, 2018 Masyaf  Syria Aziz Asbar Syrian scientist responsible for long-range rockets and chemical weapons programs Killed by car bomb. Mossad is suspected[266]
May 5, 2019 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Hamed Ahmed Abed Khudri Hamas senior member Killed by aistrike. Israeli Air Force[267]
November 12, 2019 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Baha Abu al-Ata Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader. According to Israel, he was planning a series of attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers, including preparations for sniper and kidnapping attacks, armed drone attacks, and rocket fire. He was responsible for firing rockets on Israel in the past. The Israeli Air Force struck his home in Gaza City, killing him and his wife. Israeli Air Force, Shin Bet[268]


Date Place Location Target Description Action Executor
August 7, 2020 Tehran  Iran Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah was Al Qaeda's second in command. Gunned down along with his daughter by two men riding on a motorcycle. Mossad at the behest of the United States.[269][270]
November 27, 2020 Tehran  Iran Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the senior official in the nuclear program of Iran. Killed with a one-ton self-destructing gun in a truck smuggled into Iran by 20 agents. Mossad is suspected.[271]
May 10, 2021  Gaza Strip Mohammed Abdullah Fayyad Hamas commander Killed by airstrike at the start of Operation Guardian of the Walls Israeli Air Force[272]
May 12, 2021  Gaza Strip Bassem Issa Hamas security council member Killed by airstrike during Operation Guardian of the Walls Israeli Air Force[273]
May 22, 2022 Tehran  Iran Hassan Sayyad Khodaei Colonel of Quds Force Shot dead Mossad is suspected[274]
August 5, 2022 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Tayseer Jabari Military leader in the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Airstrike in Operation Breaking Dawn Israeli Air Force[275]
March 19, 2023 Damascus outskirts  Syria Ali Ramzi Al-Aswad Palestinian Islamic Jihad engineer Islamic Jihad accused Israel for the assassination[276]
May 9, 2023 Gaza City  Gaza Strip Khalil Bahtini; Jihad Ghanem; Tareq Izz ed-Din Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders Killed by airstrike at the start of Operation Shield and Arrow Israeli Air Force[277]
September 21, 2023 Near Beit Jinn  Syria Ali Okasha Abu Jarrah; Zaher as-Saadi Abu Alaa Suspected Islamic Jihad militants Killed by drone strike Israel (alleged)[278]
October 13, 2023  Gaza Strip Ali Qadhi Hamas Nukhba unit company commander during 2023 Hamas attack on Israel Killed by drone strike during Operation Swords of Iron IDF[279]
October 13, 2023  Gaza Strip Murad Abu Murad Head of Hamas aerial array, operational commander during the 2023 Hamas attack on Israel Killed by airstrike during Operation Swords of Iron IDF[280]
October 15, 2023  Gaza Strip Billal Al Kedra Hamas commander responsible for the Kfar Aza massacre during 2023 Hamas attack on Israel Killed by airstrike during Operation Swords of Iron IDF[280]
October 31, 2023  Gaza Strip Ibrahim Biari Hamas commander of Nukhba, responsible for planning the October 7 massacres Killed by airstrike during Operation Swords of Iron IDF[281]
December 25, 2023 Sayyidah Zaynab  Syria Razi Mousavi Commander in the IRGC's Quds Force Killed by airstrike Israeli Air Force[282]
January 2, 2024 Dahieh  Lebanon Saleh al-Arouri Deputy Chairman of the Political Bureau of Hamas Killed by drone strike Israel (alleged)[283]
January 8, 2024 Majdel Selm  Lebanon Wissam al-Tawil Senior commander of Hezbollah's Redwan Force Killed by airstrike Israeli Air Force[284]
January 9, 2024 Khirbet Selm  Lebanon Ali Hussein Barji Commander of Hezbollah's aerial forces Killed by airstrike Israeli Air Force[285]
January 20, 2024 Mezzeh, Damascus  Syria Sadegh Omidzadeh Head of the Quds Force intelligence unit in Syria Killed by airstrike Israeli Air Force[286]
March 10, 2024  Gaza Strip Marwan Issa Deputy commander of Hamas' military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Killed by airstrike during Operation Swords of Iron Israeli Air Force[287]
April 1, 2024 Damascus  Syria Mohammad Reza Zahedi Commander of Quds Force in Lebanon and Syria Killed by airstrike Israeli Air Force[288]
June 3, 2024 Hayyan, Aleppo  Syria Saeed Abiyar Commander in the IRGC Killed by airstrike Israeli Air Force[289]
June 11, 2024 Jwaya  Lebanon Taleb Abdullah Commander of Hezbollah's Nasr unit Killed by airstrike Israeli Air Force[290]

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