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  • The Israeli military has not yet presented its plan to the government for the evacuation of Rafah, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces told CNN on Tuesday, ahead of an anticipated ground offensive on the southern Gaza city.
  • Palestinians who’ve sought shelter in the city near Egypt’s border are trying to figure out where to go after intense airstrikes and shelling pounded multiple locations.
  • CIA Director Bill Burns and Mossad chief David Barnea are in Cairo on Tuesday to meet with Qatari and Egyptian officials to discuss a possible weeks-long ceasefire that would free hostages held captive in Gaza.
  • The IDF has obtained video from a security camera showing Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, inside a tunnel below the city of Khan Younis, according to an Israeli security official.
  • Here’s how to help humanitarian efforts in Israel and Gaza.

Israeli military has video of top Hamas leader in Gaza inside tunnel under Khan Younis, security official says

The Israel Defense Forces has obtained video from a security camera showing Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, inside a tunnel below the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, with his wife, children and another unidentified man, an Israeli security official told CNN on Tuesday.

It was unclear when the video was recorded and obtained, and what condition Sinwar was in.

CNN has not seen the video but asked the IDF for comment.

Israel has accused Sinwar of being the “mastermind” behind the group’s October 7 attack — though experts say he is likely one of several involved.

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