Hamas suspects the security forces of an Arab state were behind the assassination of a senior group operative in Dubai earlier this year, the Al-Quds Al-Araby daily reported on Tuesday.
Mahmoud Nasser, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, told the newspaper that slain commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was likely being tracked by agents from Jordan and Egypt prior to the January 19 killing.
Nasser said he had been given information regarding such efforts to kill Mabhouh, adding that the evidence indicated that the assassination was carried out earlier than the alleged agents had planned.
According to Nasser, Mabhouh was in possession of “dangerous” information seen as dangerous to particular Arab elements seeking to topple Islamist resistance.
Nasser oversees Hamas’ ties with Iran and worked closely with Mabhouh, sometimes referred to as his deputy. Hamas raised these accusations after a prelimary investigation immediately following the murder, and match early suspicions raised by Dubai as well.
Trouble is, Hamas loves conspiracy theories. Heck, their Covenant rehashes the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. As far as they’re concerned, the more unlikely an explanation is, the more certain they are that it is true. Implausibility is the hallmark of the most fiendish of conspiracies! This, no doubt, is why Hamas is convinced that Jordan or Egypt killed their boy.
So, in summary, Israel must have done it.