Hamas Denies Israeli Claim Assassinated of Top Jihadist Was Inside Job

Mazen Faqha
AP/ Khalil Hamra

The Times of Israel reports: A spokesperson for Hamas’s military wing rejected claims by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman that the Gaza-based terror group was behind the recent assassination of one its top commanders, reiterating its claim that Israel killed Mazen Faqha.

“We affirm that no one is responsible for the crime apart from the Zionist enemy, and it will not succeed in any of its declared or hidden attempts to disclaim or to shuffle the cards,” Abu Obeida said.

The spokesman said Liberman’s comments were a sign that Israel was afraid after Hamas vowed revenge over the killing. Faqha was shot dead on March 25 near his home in Tel el-Hawa, a neighborhood in southwestern Gaza City, with a weapon equipped with a silencer. He was hit by four bullets to the head in an ambush in his underground parking garage, reports in Gaza said.

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