Hamas member kidnapped, murdered in alleged UAE operation

He was serving as an Imam in Yemen and lived there for 15 years; Hamas is calling for an investigation.

July 14, 2019 19:00
A Houthi security officer reacts at the site of an air strike launched by the Saudi-led coalition in

A Houthi security officer reacts at the site of an air strike launched by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen May 16, 2019. (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI)


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Hamas member Salim Ahmed Maarof was murdered on Saturday in Yemen, a country he had lived in for 15 years, Arab media reports.

Maarof, a father of five, was originally from Khan Yunis.

Hamas opened a mourning tent in the south Gaza city and is calling for a comprehensive inquiry into his death. 

Maarof was allegedly kidnapped from a large airport in Yemen and tortured to death by the security services of the UAE for his connection to Hamas.

UAE and Saudi Arabia are part of the Arab coalition involved in the ongoing Yemeni Civil War between the current government of Yemen and the Houthis.

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