Raed al Atar

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Raed al Atar (1974 – 21 August 2014) was a Palestinian military personal. He was the commander of the Rafah company of the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. He was also a member of the Hamas high military council. According to the Congressional Research Service analyst Jim Zanotti, his command was important due to Rafah being the destination point for the smuggling tunnels from Egypt. al Atar was born in Gaza.

Al Atar was killed in Rafah, Gaza on 21 August 2014 in a missiles strike by the Israeli army.[1]

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  1. "UPDATE 1-Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders". Reuters.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014.