Gaza Strip

Hamas makes arrest in killing of one of its top commanders

Hamas makes arrest in killing of one of its top commanders

Hamas, the Islamic militant group which controls Gaza, said on Thursday it arrested the person responsible for the mysterious March assassination of one of its top commanders and that the suspect had acted on orders from Israel.

Gaza had been on edge for weeks amid a manhunt for the killer of Mazen Faqha, a leading figure in Hamas’ military wing who was shot to death outside of his Gaza City home with a weapon that used a silencer.

Speaking at a press conference outside of Faqha’s home, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh did not reveal the identity of the suspect, but said the person had provided a “complete” confession to Hamas security services that they had...

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