'Happy my son's death was avenged, sad it took 20 years'

The mother of IIan Sa’adon, an IDFsoldier who was kidnapped and murdered in 1989, told Army Radio on Fridaymorning she was happy to hear reports that a Hamas operative believed to beinvolved in her son’s murder was killed in .

Hamas claimed on Friday thatIsraeli agents assassinated Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in the UAE capital on January20, but offered no evidence of foul play or Israeli involvement in the man'sdeath.

“I am happy that [his death]has been avenged, but sad that 20 years passed before this happened,” Sa’adon’smother, Gilbert, told the radio station.