00:07 GMT +315 October 2019
Listen Live
    Handcuffed

    Gaza’s Hamas Announces Arrest of Military Commander’s Killer

    © Photo : Pixabay
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 46
    Subscribe

    Hamas, a Palestinian military authority in the Gaza Strip, said Thursday it had arrested the suspected killer of its commander Mazen Faqha.

    GAZA (Sputnik) — Faqha, a senior military leader, was gunned down just outside his home in March. Hamas said Israeli security forces were behind the assassination of the man who was given nine life sentences in Israel for terror-related crimes.

    "I announce to the Palestinian people, the Arab, Muslim and the free world the arrest of Mazen Faqha’s killer… The murderer acted on the orders of Zionist security services," Hamas political chief Ismail Haniya said.

    The suspect has not been identified by the Islamist group, but Haniya stressed he had described the deed in detail in his testimony. He was detained in a massive manhunt that prompted a brief closure of the Gazan-Israeli border.

    Related:

    Does Hamas’ Shift on Israel, Abbas’ White House Visit Signal Mid-East Watershed?
    Hamas Reveals Shift on Israel as Trump Meets With Palestine's Abbas
    Israel to Admit Hamas' Transformation in Case of Cessation of Aggressive Actions
    Tags:
    arrest, Hamas, Gaza Strip
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik