Hamas' Meshaal says armed wing commander 'fine' after failed assassination attempt

DOHA - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal described the condition of the group's military commander Mohammed Deif as "fine", after what it terms an Israeli assassination attempt on him earlier this month.


Hamas' military wing, the Izz-el-Din al-Qassam Brigades, had said at the time that Israel had missed its target and that Deif's wife and seven-month-old son were killed in the attack.


Deif was widely believed to be masterminding the Islamist group's military campaign from underground bunkers.