Hamas: Mossad behind elimination of drone expert in Tunisia

Terror group claims Israel killed its drone expert last year, with the help of 'other security officials.'

Mordechai Sones ,

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Hamas today (Thursday) placed on Israel responsibility for the killing of Muhammad Zuari, the organization's drone specialist, at the end of last year in Tunisia, according to senior Hamas official Muhammad Nazzal and reported by Kan Reshet Bet. The investigation conducted by the organization allegedly revealed that the Mossad had planned and carried out the assassination.

At a press conference held by Nazzal in Beirut, he claimed that Israel had liquidated Zuari "with the assistance of other security forces," without elaborating. He also said that according to a Hamas internal investigation, planning of the drone expert's assassination began a year-and-a-half before it was carried out.

Zuari, a member of Hamas's military wing, was responsible for developing unmanned aerial vehicles and training in their use. He was killed on December 15, 2016, when he was reportedly shot by two unknown persons who blocked his route in Sfax, Tunisia.