Hamas figure assassinated in Syria, Israel accused
A senior Hamas member has been killed in a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, a member of the group told AFP on Thursday, accusing Israel’s spy agency of being behind the attack.
Israel’s defense minister responded coyly to the suggestion, telling army radio: “I’m not sure that that’s necessarily right.”
Hamas said the member, Kamal Hussein Ghanaja, was killed on Wednesday.
“A group of people entered his home in Qudsaya ... where he was liquidated,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“According to our information, Mossad was behind the assassination,” he added, referring to Israel’s foreign intelligence agency.
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