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August 25, 2014 10:32 am

Hamas ‘Finance Minister’ Killed in Israeli Airstrike

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The Hamas flag. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – An Israeli Air Force strike on Sunday killed senior Hamas official Mohammed al-Ghoul, known as the terror group’s “finance minister.”

The strike targeted the car in which Ghoul was traveling in the al-Wahda neighborhood of Gaza City. A gruesome scene unfolded after the strike as, with Ghoul’s remains still in the vehicle, several passersby attempted to put out the flames and others scurried to collect cash—dollars, euros, and Jordanian dinars—that had been inside the vehicle with Ghoul and scattered in all directions with the blast.

Ghoul oversaw Hamas’s accounts in Gaza over the last several years, and is believed to have supervised the funds used for purchasing weapons and for paying members of Hamas’s military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades. He kept most of his subordinates in the dark about his transactions, a senior Palestinian official told Israel Hayom.

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