Haniyeh: Israel bears responsibility for repercussions of Arouri assassination

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

In this photo released by the Hamas Media Office, Ismail Haniyeh, right, the head of the Hamas political bureau, shakes hands with his deputy Saleh el-Arouri upon his arrival in Gaza from Cairo, Egypt, in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (Mohammad Austaz/Hamas Media Office via AP)
In this photo released by the Hamas Media Office, Ismail Haniyeh, right, the head of the Hamas political bureau, shakes hands with his deputy Saleh el-Arouri upon his arrival in Gaza from Cairo, Egypt, in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (Mohammad Austaz/Hamas Media Office via AP)

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh mourns his deputy Saleh al-Arouri, who was allegedly assassinated by Israel earlier this evening outside of Beirut.

Haniyeh says the killing “is a violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty and an expansion of the circle of [Israel’s] aggression against our people.”

“The repercussions of this terrorist act are the responsibility of the Nazi-Zionist occupation, and it will not succeed in breaking the will, steadfastness and resistance of our people,” Haniyeh claims.

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