September 26, 2004

DO WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, MR. ASSAD?:

Israel kills Hamas leader in Syria (AP, September 26, 2004)

A car bomb killed a leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Damascus on Sunday and Israel claimed responsibility.

Police at the scene were seen retrieving pieces of the body of Izz Eldine Subhi Sheik Khalil. His death was also reported on the official Hamas Web site and by Israeli security sources.

Earlier, the local Palestinian media center reported that Khalil, 42, had been wounded and rushed to a hospital.

The bomb went off at 10:45 a.m. in the al-Zahraa district of the Syrian capital, the center told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. A member of the Hamas political bureau, Mohammed Nazzal, told the AP in Cairo that a bomb had been planted in Khalil's car and it exploded as he tried to start it.

Nazzal accused Israel of assassinating Khalil, 42, who used to work for Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2004 10:35 AM
Comments

"Nazzal accused Israel of assassinating Khalil, 42, who used to work for Hamas in the Gaza Strip."

No need to accuse. Israel has confirmed it!

Posted by: Oswald Booth Czolgosz at September 26, 2004 7:23 PM

You could almost say that terrorism is a double-edged sword.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at September 26, 2004 8:22 PM
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