Major General Tawfiq Naim was the head of Hamas’s Internal Security Force until March 2021. He is running in the May 2021 legislative elections and is placed 9th on the party’s ‘Jerusalem Is Our Promise‘ list.
Naim was an activist with the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (IQB) before his arrest by Israel in 1989. He was released in the 2011 Israeli-Hamas prisoner exchange. He survived an Israeli assassination attempt in October 2017.