According to Israeli media reports, Hamas is investigating whether the IDF may have killed Marouana Issa, the third-in-command in the militant wing of the terrorist group.

The night of March 10 saw an intense bombing of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central part of the sector, where the terrorist leader was presumed to be hiding.

In the Hamas hierarchy in the Gaza Strip, Issa ranks third, following the group's head of administration, Yahya Sanwar, and the commander of its military wing, Muhammad Deif. However, he is the one who exercises military command within the group.