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    Hamas Accuses Israel of Killing Drone Program Head

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    The military wing of the Palestinian Hamas group, the Qassam Brigades blamed Israeli intelligence for the death of the head of Palestinian drone program in Tunisia, according official statement.

    GAZA (Sputnik) — The military wing of the Palestinian Hamas group has accused Israeli intelligence of assassinating the head of its drone program in Tunisia.

    On December 15, media reported that engineer Mohamed Zawwari was shot to death when he was leaving his house in the Tunisian city of Sfax.

    In its statement issued on Sunday, the Qassam Brigades blamed "the treacherous hands of Zionists" for his death.

    Israeli authorities have not yet commented on the allegations.

    Hamas, an Islamist political and militant group, supports the creation of an independent state of Palestine and wants Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories it occupied after the 1967 war. The group governs the Gaza Strip independent from Palestinian authorities.


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