The Israeli military claimed that Hamas' Intelligence Deputy Head, Shadi Barud, responsible for planning the October 7 attack that resulted in the deaths of approximately 1,400 people, has been killed.No other sources have yet made statements regarding the matter.In a statement by the Israel Defense Forces, it was announced that 'The Israel Defense Forces eliminated Hamas' Intelligence Directorate Deputy Head, Shadi Barud, in an IDF airstrike. He was involved in planning the October 7 massacre and played a role in numerous other deadly attacks against Israelis. We will continue to target and eliminate Hamas leaders and operatives responsible for these brutal attacks.'
Shadi Barud, Deputy Head of Hamas’ Intelligence Directorate has been eliminated by an IDF aerial strike.He took part in the planning of the October 7 massacre and countless other deadly attacks carried out against Israelis. We will continue to strike and eliminate Hamas… — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 26, 2023