Tuesday, May 21
Latest News
  1. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  2. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  3. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  4. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  5. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  6. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  7. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp
  8. Israeli forces attack, injure Palestinian youths in Jerusalem
  9. Germany to condemn BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic'
  10. FM to UK Parliament: Two-state solution could reach point of no return

Head of assassinated Al-Qassam leader found under rubble of demolished building near Hebron

July 28, 2008 9:50 P.M. (Updated: July 28, 2008 9:50 P.M.)
Hebron - Ma'an - Local sources in Hebron reported on Monday evening that the head of assassinated Al-Qassam brigades leader Shihab Ad-Dein An-Natshah was discovered after two days of searching through the rubble of a building demolished by Israeli forces early on Sunday morning. The Al-Qassam brigades are the military wing of the Hamas movement.

The sources added that An-Natshah's head was given to his family for burial.

After refusing to surrender and holding off Israeli forces for about 12 hours, An-Natshah was killed at about 5am on Sunday when Israeli military bulldozers demolished the building where he was hiding on top of him. The building was located in the Shi'b Al-Milh area between Hebron and the nearby town of Taffuh.

Israeli authorities have accused An-Natshah of planning the bombing operation in Dimona performed by two Hamas affiliates in February 2008.

The Al-Qassam brigades pledged to respond to An-Natshah's assassination, and said in a statement that "the retaliation will be swift and strong."

Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum said from Gaza that "the assassination of An-Natshah will not bring security to Israel," and called on all resistance groups in the West Bank to respond to the assassination.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015