Hamas has revealed new information about the aviation engineer that Israel allegedly eliminated in Tunisia. The terrorist organization also sent a direct message to Israel, claiming that its “major drone development program” was not disrupted by the elimination. According to a Tunisian security official, two foreigners eliminated the Hamas member.

News report about al-Zoari in Arabic

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Two days after Hamas aviation engineer Mohammed al-Zoari was eliminated, the Tunisian authorities released today (Sunday) the findings from the investigation. According to a Tunisian security official, the information and evidence collected indicates that two foreigners carried out the elimination.

According to the testimony of a waiter who works at one of the cafes in Sfax, two foreigners who entered the restaurant just a few moments before the elimination occurred looked suspicious. The waiter said that it was obvious that the two were not familiar with the area. In addition, the two arrived at the same café two days before and one of them spoke French. However, the waiter told investigators that the man’s accent suggested that he was not a native French speaker.

According to another report, the people responsible for the elimination were staying on an island near Sfax and traveled from the island to the city several times recently. The report also stated that eight people, including Arabs, were part of the team that eliminated the Hamas member.


Al-Zoari Photo Credit: the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades website/Channel 2 News

According to a report featured on the Al-Araby Al-Jadeed website, al-Zoari participated in Operation Protective Edge. Yesterday, JOL reported that Hamas’ armed wing revealed new details about al-Zoari. According to the terrorist organization, after the 2011 revolution in Tunisia, al-Zoari traveled to Syria in order to work at a company that he owned. He then returned to Tunisia after the Syrian civil war broke out.

The terrorist organization’s armed wing also tried to convey a direct message to Israel about al-Zoari’s drone project. In a statement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades announced that Israel tried to stop its “major drone development program” by eliminating al-Zoari but failed because he was not the only one working on the project.