- February 20, 2010
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Hamas denies Masaud involvement in Mabhouh assassination
In a statement issued by the information office of Hamas, the movement stressed that claims circulated about the involvement of Masaud in the Israeli press and parroted by some Arab media are false and baseless.
The movement asserted that Masaud was a Hamas leader and was neither detained nor questioned by anyone.
Moreover Masaud personally informed al-Aqsa satellite channel on Friday that rumours which originated from the Israeli and Fatah press about him were baseless, however this was consistent with Fatah’s policy of defaming Hamas and the resistance in general.
Masaud added that the Fatah had claimed that he was detained in the UAE, then later changed allegations claiming he was detained in Damascus, stressing that he was detained in neither country.
He underscored that Fatah was trying to cover the fact that some former PA security officers were in fact involved with the Mossad in this crime.