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Thursday, 27 January 2022 08:41 GMT

Hamas has 'clear evidence' of PM's attacker


(MENAFN) Hamas-run Interior Ministry says it has "clear evidence" implicating the committers of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Palestinian Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah.

"We have documented evidence -including video and audio- that will soon be produced in this regard," leading Hamas member Ismail Radwan said.

He went on to condemn accusations by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since 2007, stood behind the attempt on al-Hamdallah's life.

The attack of 13 March injured Hamdalla as roadside bomb exploded when his convoy entered Gaza in what Palestinian officials have called an assassination attempt.

On Thursday, Gaza's Interior Ministry announced that the "prime suspect" in the assassination attempt had been killed in a gunfight with Hamas-run security forces in the central Gaza Strip.

The Islamist group and Mr Abbas's secular party Fatah have been at odds since 2007 when Hamas seized control of Gaza in a near civil war. However, Hamas and Fatah agreed on a reconciliation agreement in October but it has collapsed.

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