Lethal drug killed Hamas commander: Police

According to the report by the General Department of Forensic sciences, this drug is very hard to trace within the system and in broken down by enzymes in the body making it virtually impossible to detect during postmortem.

Al Mazeina said that the department was able to reach the conclusion that the drug was used because they found traces of the drug on the skin of the victim. He also said that killers first injected Mahboub’s thigh with the drug and then once it began to take effect on him, they strangulated him to death.

He also said that the drug which was first discovered in 1950 in Vienna, Austria could have been injected in massive amounts bringing about death in the victim. He also said that it was the same drug that was involved in the murder of some top ranking Palestinian activists in Kuwait in 2001.

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I wonder if that was what was used on Arafat.