Deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haniya said that the "killers of martyr Mazen Fuqaha will never escape retribution from their God first, and then from the Palestinian people and their resistance sooner or later", Al Waght reported.
He made his remarks in a speech during a ceremony held on Saturday for the inauguration of the "Captive Movement Monument” as part of activities to be organized on the occasion of the Palestinian Prisoner Day.
"The around-the-clock security campaign will bear fruit and unravel the threads of the assassination crime,” Haniya stated.
He affirmed that the resistance leadership would never be intimidated by assassinations or weakened by captivity and blockade, stressing that the resistance would back up the security authorities in Gaza in its open battle with the Israeli occupation.
Martyr Fuqaha, a senior commander of al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, was murdered last week outside the apartment building he lived in.
Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, blamed the Israeli regime for being behind his assassination and vowed to respond strongly to the crime.
Faqha was originally from Tubas in the West Bank, northeast of Nablus. Faqha was serving life in Israeli prison for his involvement in a 2002 operation in occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) that killed several Israelis in response to the assassination of Sheikh Salah Shahada, a founding leader of Hamas. Later, he was deported to Gaza following the prisoner exchange deal in 2011.
The Israeli regime, world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism, has been implicated in the assassination of several Palestinian and Lebanese resistance fighters