Friday, January 29, 2010

Hamas: Israel Assassinated a Senior Hamas Commander in Dubai


"29/01/2010 Israel has assassinated a senior Hamas military commander in Dubai, an official in the Palestinian Islamic resistance group said on Friday.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was killed on January 20, Izzat al-Rishq told Reuters in the Syrian capital Damascus, but did not specify how the assassination was carried out.

Al-Mabhouh was suspected of having participated in the capture and subsequent killing of two Israeli occupation soldiers in 1989.

Rishq said Mabhouh was an "important" member of Izz el-Din al-Qassam brigades, Hamas's military wing named after a Syrian religious leader who fought British colonial forces in Palestine in the 1930s.

He said Mabhouh, who had been living in Syria since 1989, was assassinated a day after he arrived in Dubai but that Hamas could not say more at present about how he was killed......"

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