Hamas: Israel assassinated Izzadin Kassam member in Dubai

Hamas on Friday claimed that Israel assassinated a top Izzadin Kassam Brigadesleader in Dubai,according to a Reuters report.

The report quoted a Damascus-basedHamas spokesman, Izzat al-Rishq, as saying that Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was killedlast week, on January 20.

According to the source, Mabhouhwas an “important” member of Hamas’s military arm.

Giving no other details, Rishq saidthat Mabhouh was killed a day after arriving in the UAE capital.