Hamas rejects Liberman’s insinuation it killed own official

The spokesperson for Hamas’s military wing rejects an insinuation by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman that the Gaza-based terror group was behind the recent assassination of one its top commanders, Mazen Faqha.

“We affirm that no one is responsible for the crime apart from the Zionist enemy, and it will not succeed in any of its declared or hidden attempts to disclaim or to shuffle the cards,” the spokesperson says.

In a hit that Hamas chiefs linked to Israel’s Mossad, Faqha was shot dead on March 25 near his home in Gaza City, with a weapon equipped with a silencer.

Hamas blamed Israel for the assassination, but earlier Liberman said the terror group was “known for its internal assassinations — let them look there.”

— Dov Lieber

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