A Hamas member was killed Wednesday in a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, a senior member of the group told AFP, adding that they suspected Israel's spy agency of being behind the attack.
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The victim was Kamal Hussein Ghannaje, one of the deputies of Mahmoud Abdel Raouf Al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas military commander who was killed in a Mossad operation in a Dubai hotel in 2010.
"A group of people entered his home in Qudsaya ... where he was liquidated," the official said. "According to our information, Mossad was behind the assassination." Investigators there said they believed Mossad was behind that murder.
AP adds: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak refused to confirm or deny Israeli involvement in the Ghanaja killing in interviews with Israeli radio stations on Thursday.
The murder of Mabhouh, in 20101, got much coverage due to the fact that the police in Dubai managed to collect portraits and videotapes of the more than 20 people involved in this Israeli operation, which was executed with falsified passports of several Western countries.