Tunisia suspects foreign involvement in slaying of Hamas drone expert



The flag of Tunisia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Tunisian government claims it has found evidence of foreign involvement in the assassination of the head of the Hamas terror group’s drone program, Mohammed Alzoari, outside his home in eastern Tunisia last week.

Following an emergency meeting Sunday, the government issued a statement saying it "is monitoring the progress of investigations into the assassination of Mohammed Alzoari, which point to foreign involvement. The Tunisian government is committed to pursuing the criminals involved in the assassination, whether in the homeland or abroad by all legal means necessary and in accordance with international conventions."

This is the first time Tunisian authorities have raised the possibility that foreign agents were responsible for Alzoari's killing. Hamas blamed Israel for the assassination and threatened retaliation Saturday.

Alzoari was shot multiple times Thursday in front of his house in the town of El Ain, near Sfax on the Tunisian coast. According to the Tunisian Interior Ministry, four rental cars were used in the killing, and two handguns and silencers were seized.

According to local media reports, professionals hacked into nearby surveillance cameras, removed video footage of the killing and replaced it with a different recording.

Posted on December 19, 2016 .