Hamas: Fatah member connected to Mer-Khamis murder

Terror group's spokesman says Mujahed Qaniri is known to residents of Jenin as a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 6, 2011 18:40
Juliano Mer-Khamis

Mer-Khamis 311. (photo credit: Wikimedia commons)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Hamas said on Wednesday that the man who was arrested by the Palestinian Authority security forces in Jenin in connection with the slaying of Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis is a member of Fatah and has nothing to do with the Islamist movement.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri identified the suspect as Mujahed Qaniri. He said that Qaniri is known to residents of Jenin as a member of Fatah and its armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The Hamas spokesman accused the PA security forces of spreading rumors that the prime suspect in the murder was a member of Hamas.

Qaniri was arrested hours after the killing, which took place outside the Freedom Theater in the Jenin refugee camp.

A PA security source confirmed that Qaniri was once a member of Fatah, but claimed that he later defected to Hamas.

The source said the suspect has denied involvement in the killing.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi
October 16, 2018
As Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh, Saudis may acknowledge Khashoggi death

By REUTERS