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Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Photo: AFP
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Photo: AFP

IDF, Shin Bet kill nephew of senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh

Ahmad al-Mabhouh was responsible to hide rockets, prepare explosive devices and plan attacks against Israeli targets.

Yoav Zitun
Published: 08.03.14, 20:11 / Israel News

The IDF and Shin Bet attacked a building in Jabaliya on Saturday night, killing Hamas operative Ahmad al-Mabhouh, the nephew of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was inside.



Ahmad al-Mabhouh served as an engineering and destruction officer in Hamas. Among other things, he was responsible for hiding rockets before they were launched at Israel, preparing complex explosive devices and planning armed attacks against Israeli targets.


His uncle, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, was a senior figure in Hamas, who was killed in Dubai in January 2010. He was behind the abduction and killing of IDF soldiers Avi Sasportas and Ilan Sa'adon during the First Intifada.


Hamas has yet to release information on Ahmad al-Mabhouh's death.


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