Friday, October 27, Palestinian media reported the assassination of the head of the security forces of Hamas in Gaza, Tawfik Abu Naim. There is no information about who was behind this attack.
The post Hamas says that it is a «cowardly attempt made by the enemies of the Palestinian people, undermining security in the Gaza strip».
According to Palinfo, the car of Tawfik Abu Naim exploded in the refugee camp of Nuseirat, in Central Gaza, at a time when Abu Naim, came out of the mosque, had intended to open his car. He was injured (presumably, legs and back), and then was taken to hospital, «al-Aqsa Martyrs», where he has already visited the Chairman of the Hamas political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh.
According to «Maariv», the explosion wounding several civilians.
Tawfiq Abu Naim began his career in the office of the security services of Hamas in the mid 80-ies. After about a year and a half after the beginning of the first intifada (in 1989) he was arrested and imprisoned in Ashkelon. In 2011, Tawfiq Abu Naeem has been released as part of the deal to return Gilad Shalit and then began to rise rapidly through the ranks of Hamas.
In 2012, during the celebrations held in Gaza and on the anniversary of deals on exchange of prisoners, Tawfiq Abu Naim, said that «in 2006, the entire Palestinian people support the abduction of Shalit, and today the Palestinians have asked Hamas and other terrorists to kidnap other Israelis to secure the release of all the militants from Israeli prisons».
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