Hamas regrets death of Americans in Jerusalem; Reports: FBI to open investigation
Hamas spokesman Abdel Aziz Rantisi expressed Friday regret for the deaths of the Americans in Wednesday's Jerusalem bombing at Hebrew University. "They are American citizens who just came here to visit," he told The Associated Press. "Our battle is against the occupation." However, he said he was referring only to "pure" American citizens, "not those who have dual (U.S.-Israeli) citizenship."
In another interview, he said he was "sorry about the death of Americans or foreigners". "We are sorry about the deaths of foreigners or Americans ... Hamas' Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades only target Israelis and nobody else," he stressed. But he said that while Hamas regretted the deaths it would not apologize to Washington. "Hamas will not send any message of apology to the United States because they don't send us their apologies when Israel kills our sons with a US green light and US arms," he added.
Meanwhile, the Israeli press reported Friday that the FBI would open an investigation looking into the deaths of 5 Americans at the Hebrew University bombing. According to these reports, the FBI is working closely with Israeli intelligence organizations. (Albawaba.com)
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