Israel killed top Hamas official in Dubai?Well it sure took them long enough to figure that out.
Israel has assassinated a senior Hamas military commander, an official in the Palestinian Islamist group said on Friday.Hmmm.
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was killed in Dubai on January 20, Izzat al-Rishq told Reuters in the Syrian capital Damascus.
UPDATE 4:07 PM
Interesting details on who this mamzer was.
Hamas sources said that Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed in Dubai on January 20, was one of the founders of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and was the one behind the abduction of soldiers Avi Sasportas and Ilan Sa'adon in the First Intifada.Hmmm.
According to Hamas reports, the information appeared in its statement following al-Mabhouh's death last Wednesday. "He planned many heroic operations against the occupation," the statement noted. Earlier, a Hamas official claimed that Israel had assassinated al-Mabhouh.
UPDATE 4:21 PM
Sounds like the mamzer died painfully.
The brother of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed in Dubai last week, told Haaretz on Friday that he was certain that Israel was behind the assassination, and that Israel had tried before to kill his brother.It's a pity that Avi Sassportas and Ilan Sa'adon weren't able to have a hand in avenging their deaths. Notice no mention of virgins. I wonder why. Probably because where this guy's going there's nothing but hot oil.
Fayek al-Mabhouh said that the medical team that examined his brother determined that the latter had died following a massive electric shock sustained to the head, and also found evidence of strangulation.
Immediately after his body was found, his brother said, the family was notified of the ensuing autopsy, and blood samples were sent to France for further investigation. After the tests were complete, the body was transferred to Damascus, where al-Mabhouh's wife and four children reside.
Fayek went on to say that his brother, who would have turned 50 in two weeks, had been involved in Jihad activity for Hamas for many years. He said that several attempts had been made on his life before.Three words: Target rich environment. Heh.
Al-Mabhouh traveled with no security or body guards, his brother added, explaining that he had taken other precautions. "Some six months ago, he was poisoned," his brother said. "He was unconscious for 36 hours."
The family has set up a mourners' tent at the Jabaliya refugee camp.