Al Mabhuh burried in Damascus

DAMASCUS - Thousands of mourners took part in the funeral in Damascus on Friday of a top militant of the Palestinian movement Hamas.

By (AFP)

Published: Fri 29 Jan 2010, 9:53 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:41 PM

The body of Mahmud Abdel Rauf al-Mabhuh, wrapped in a Hamas flag, was lowered into a grave at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, where he had been based.

His son, Abdel Rauf al-Mabhuh, was among the mourners at the solemn ceremony who waved green flags and chanted: “There is no God but God and Mabhuh is God’s beloved.”

Palestinian leaders including Hamas political supremo Khaled Meshaal, Talal Naji of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, and Abu Musa of the Fatah-Intifada attended but without making any statement.

Mabhuh “died a martyr in Dubai on January 20, 2010 in suspect circumstances,” Hamas said from its Gaza stronghold.

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