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Hamas: Israel assassinated operative in Dubai

Hamas: Israel assassinated operative in Dubai

The Palestinian militant group Hamas says Israel has assassinated one of its veteran operatives in a killing carried out in the Gulf city of Dubai.
An announcement on a Hamas Web site says Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was killed on January 20.
The statement, posted on the Palestinian Information Center site, says Hamas holds Israel responsible for the "criminal assassination." It gives no details of the man's death.
Israeli government spokesman David Baker would not comment.
Friday's announcement says al-Mabhouh was one of the founders of Hamas' military organization, which has carried out hundreds of attacks and suicide bombings targeting Israelis.
It says he was also involved in two 1989 kidnappings of Israeli soldiers in order to trade them for Palestinian prisoners.


Updated : 2021-04-16 02:45 GMT+08:00