Al Qassam Brigades
Al Qassam Brigades confirmed that the Israeli occupation is fully responsible for the criminal assassination of Qassam leader Mazen Fuqha’a.
“The equation that the enemy wants to impose (the quiet assassination) will be broken and the enemy will regret this,” the statement said.
The Brigades added that the occupation will pay a heavy price for this crime.
Qassam leader Mazen Mohammed Fuqha’a, 38 years old and originally from Tubas, was gunned down in a cowardly assassination operation on Friday March 24th, 2017.
Khalil al-Haya, Hamas’s deputy chief in the Gaza Strip, said only Israel would benefit from the death of Fuqha’a, who was released along with over 1,000 other Palestinian inmates in a 2011 prison swap deal with Israel.
“This assassination does not serve anybody but the occupiers; it is of no interest to the other parties,” Haya said.
Before his release, Fuqha’a had served nine years of a life sentence in an Israeli prison for his prominent role in several heroic operations against the Israeli occupation. He was deported to Gaza following the prisoner exchange deal in 2011.