Hamas has arrested the suspected murderer of one of its key military commanders in Gaza, the Palestinian movement’s leader said Thursday, while maintaining the Zionist entity was behind the March assassination.
“We announce that the killer and criminal that carried out the orders of the officers of the Zionist security services is in the hands of the (Hamas) security services,” Ismail Haniyeh told journalists in the Gaza Strip, referring to Israel.
“He has confessed to the crime.”
No details were provided on the suspect’s identity, though Hamas has previously suggested Palestinian collaborators worked with ‘Israel’ on the assassination.
Mazen Faqha was shot dead on March 24 near his house in Gaza City.
He had been in charge of forming cells for the movement’s military wing in the occupied West Bank.