Deputy Head of Hamas political bureau Ismail Haneyya warned during, a mourning ceremony on Monday evening, against spreading Israeli rumors and fabricated news over al-Qassam commander Mazen Fuqaha’s assassination.
Israel is trying to mislead the ongoing investigations by spreading fabricated news related to Fuqaha’s assassination, he said.
Israel is the first responsible for his murder, according to his statements.
Haneyya also warned of quoting Hebrew media in this matter especially in social media.
Last Friday, al-Qassam leader Mazen Fuqaha was found killed near his house in Tel al-Hawa, south of Gaza.
Local sources said they believed Fuqaha was hit with a gun to which a sound suppressor is attached.
38-year-old Fuqaha was among over 1,000 Palestinians released from Israeli jails six years ago following the Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner swap deal struck with Hamas in exchange for the Israeli captive soldier Gilad Shalit.