Hamas Claims It Arrested Palestinian Who Assassinated Top Terror Commander

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The Times of Israel reports: Hamas on Monday said its forces arrested a Palestinian for the assassination of one of its commanders in the Gaza Strip last month.

According to reports in the Hebrew-language media, the Gaza-based terror group said the investigation into the March 24 killing of Mazen Faqha outside his Gaza City home has been completed, and its findings are being handed over to Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

Hamas has accused Israel of being behind the killing, and vowed “divine punishment” for Faqha’s assassins. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Monday that Hamas was responsible for the killing and that it came as a result of an internal dispute. “Today, we can say with certainty that this was an internal assassination,” he said in an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth.

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