Hamas on Friday claimed that Israel assassinated a top Izzadin Kassam Brigades
leader in Dubai,
according to a Reuters report.
The report quoted a Damascus-based
Hamas spokesman, Izzat al-Rishq, as saying that Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was killed
last week, on January 20.
According to the source, Mabhouh
was an “important” member of Hamas’s military arm.
Giving no other details, Rishq said
that Mabhouh was killed a day after arriving in the UAE capital.