Hamas Gaza chief orders highest security alert over fear of imminent war with Israel

According to Arabic-language reports, the political leader of Hamas in Gaza has ordered most of the terrorist group’s headquarters in Gaza evacuated over fear that Israel plans to launch a military conflict within coming days.

Omri Ariel
Photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib, Flash 90

Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, reportedly believes war with Israel is likely to erupt within the next few days.

According to the London-based Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat, Sinwar has ordered Hamas headquarters in Gaza evacuated and has declared the highest level of security alert.

Sinwar’s moves come amid reports of multiple upcoming military exercises set to be conducted by Israel along its southern border, including the joint US-Israel Juniper Cobra exercise.

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