Israel’s army has launched a brand new image of Hamas’s shadowy army commander clutching a wad of US {dollars} whereas stress-free outside because it continues to hunt him down in Gaza.

The picture reveals Mohammed Deif, the chief of the phobia group’s Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, casually checking his watch as he clutches a half-full plastic cup in a single hand and a wad of US greenback notes within the different.

It was discovered amongst some 70 million digital information the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) mentioned it had unearthed in Gaza, the place he’s believed to be hiding out within the terror group’s sprawling network of underground tunnels.

Nicknamed The Visitor for his behavior of frequently shifting round inside the enclave to keep away from detection by the Israelis, he’s believed to have been chargeable for orchestrating Hamas’s murderous Oct 7 rampage.

The Israeli army didn’t say when or the place the picture was taken, or precisely how or the place its forces obtained the picture.

The brand new picture reveals the grey-haired 58-year-old sitting on a sandy financial institution in entrance of two pairs of footwear and alongside an unidentified man, who seems to be counting a stash of US {dollars}.

His proper eye seems to be lacking.

Pictures of the Hamas commander are uncommon

A shadowy determine, he has been on Israel’s most wished record for practically three many years and has survived at the least seven assassination makes an attempt that left him with impaired sight and motion

His spouse, toddler son and three-year-old daughter had been reportedly killed amid the makes an attempt on his life.

Stories final month by Israeli media prompt IDF troops had uncovered video footage in Gaza which confirmed him strolling with out help, albeit with a slight limp, and a wheelchair that he could have used whereas traversing Hamas’s tunnel community owing to his accidents from the assassination makes an attempt.

Born in Khan Younis in Gaza in 1965, he has been described because the “Cat with 9 lives” due to the variety of assassination makes an attempt he has survived. He additionally goes by the names Mohammed Diab and Mohammed al-Masri.

Images of the Hamas commander are uncommon.

Final week Israeli media printed one picture reportedly taken in 2018 at a social occasion, which had additionally been uncovered by the Israeli army in Gaza.

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