United Hatzalah program honors our survivors, war veterans with specialized medical care
A Hamas leader was assassinated in Damascus on Wednesday night, a member of the party’s politburo announced, according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency..
Izzat al-Rishq wrote on his Facebook page that Kamal Ghanaja, also known as Nizar Abu Mujahed, was killed in his home in the Syrian capital.
Hamas is investigating the crime, al-Rishq said, adding that the “cowardly” murder would not go unpunished.
A Hamas source in Gaza said “there were marks of torture” on Ghanaja’s body.
A Hamas official in Lebanon told Agence-France Presse that the group suspected Israel’s Mossad of killing Ghanaja.
Ghanaja had worked as an aide to Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas leader who was shot dead in a hotel room in Dubai
According to Ma’an, Israel’s Mossad intelligence service was widely believed to have been behind the assassination of al-Mabhouh. Israel never confirmed or denied the allegation.
Asked about reports of Ghanaja’s death, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Israeli Army Radio: “He was not really personally familiar (to me). According to all the background published, he was no saint and I don’t want to add anything or comment about this incident.”
Several websites affiliated with the opposition to President Bashar Assad blamed the Syrian regime for Ghanaja’s killing and said Assad’s forces murdered the Hamas leader as a message to the movement not to reject its long-time Syrian ally.
Hamas’ politburo moved to Damascus in 1999 after it was expelled from Jordan, but the party quietly quit the Syrian capital amid the bloody revolt against Assad. In February, Hamas leaders publicly denounced Assad and declared their support for the Syrian rebels.
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Obama figures he can deal with Iran by letting it humiliate him.
Once again a Palestinian Arab journalist sought money for the PA during a State Dept. press briefing
Mickey Hayat practices Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, as he holds an Israeli national flag, ahead of Israeli Independence Day.
The “Palestinians” have a long history of targeting Israeli athletes.
The West grants the right to vote. Islamists want to take it away. Will they tell US Muslims not to vote?
An Israeli TV news reporter describes her experience with European anti-Semitism on the job and how it affected her.
PM Netanyahu warns that world powers are ignoring Iran’s increased aggression in the Middle East.
Childhood cancer rates in Haifa are much higher than in the rest of Israel, air pollution is blamed.
U.S. officials in the Middle East are on high alert after a Consulate was targeted in Iraqi Kurdistan by ISIS.
It is going to be a very windy Independence Day. Snow will fall on the upper slopes of the Hermon.
Newly-trained pilots at Turkish Airlines are being urged to marry in order to avoid tragedies in the air.
Bayit Yehudi wants the Religious Affairs Ministry, Yisrael Beytenu wants the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and both feel Netanyahu is trying to short-change them. It’s a match made in heaven.
The lives of Gaza residents under Hamas go from miserable to even more miserable.
Obama to maintain phased-in sanctions relief pegged to compliance; he’ll give Iran a huge signing bonus instead!
She is unconscious and on a respirator at Hadassah Ein Karem hospital.
Alfred Taubman, who helped shopping in the United States by developing malls, died of a heart attack while at home on Friday, He was 91. Taubman was known for philanthropy, especially in his native Michigan, where was a large contributor to the Detroit Institute of Arts. “Al Taubman changed the way America shops. But his […]
In the past, both Russia and Israel stopped their weapons sales to avoid excess friction between the countries. Not anymore.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited on Saturday night the grave of Yoni Netanyahu, the leader and lone IDF casualty in the rescue mission at Entebbe in 1976. They visited the grave at the Mt. Herzl Cemetery at night instead of on Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars this week […]
This could be a lead-up to a joint ground operation in Yemen against the Iranian backed Houthis.
The hackers used easily downloadable, but sophisticated, hacking tools to do the job, rather than requiring any in-house technical knowledge.
A pro-BDS professor at Sydney University may face disciplinary action over his conduct at lecture where anti-Israelis disrupted a speech by retired British Col. Richard Kemp, who has often praised the IDF for its morality while fighting terror. The university issued a “show cause” letter to Prof. Jake Lynch, according to The Australian. Jewish students […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-points-finger-at-the-mossad-for-killing-terrorist-leader-in-damascus/2012/06/28/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: