Report: Hamas chief survived two earlier assassination attempts


Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed last month in a Dubai hotel, faced two previous assassination attempts in recent years, Hamas officials said, according to a report Sunday on Channel 2 news.

Mabhouh was poisoned last year and, previously, was the target of a shooting in Lebanon, Abu Dhabi-based newspaper the National reported on Friday.

Mabhouh was found dead in his Dubai hotel room on January 20 in what police say they are almost certain was a hit by Israel’s Mossad spy agency.

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