Hamas Appoints Ex-Prisoner Who Orchestrated West Bank Attacks to Top Political Role

(Ha'aretz) Jack Khoury - Saleh al-Arouri, a senior member of Hamas responsible for militant activities in the West Bank, was appointed deputy head of Hamas' political bureau on Thursday, replacing Musa Abu Marzook. Arouri was imprisoned in Israel for 16 years until his release in 2007. He was then deported to Turkey, where he sent instructions to Hamas' military wing to carry out attacks. As part of the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey, Arouri was expelled and is now in Lebanon.

2017-10-06 00:00:00

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