Tunisia says initial evidence shows foreign organisation may be behind Hamas assassination


Tunisia’s government said on Monday initial evidence showed a foreign organisation could have been behind the assassination last week of a Tunisian national who Palestinian Hamas group said was one of its drone experts.

Mohammed Zawari was killed in his car by multiple gunshots in front of his house in El Ain, near Sfax, on Thursday, officials said. Four rental cars were used in the killing and two handguns and silencers were seized.

Tunisian Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub, at a news conference, gave no more details of the evidence. But Hamas in Gaza blamed Israel on Saturday for the killing of Zawari who it said had been a member for 10 years.

Hamas provided no evidence to support its accusation and an Israeli government spokesman at the time did not respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Alison Williams)