Top Hamas Fugitive Returns to Gaza

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Rafik al-Hasanat, a senior member of Hamas who has been wanted by Israel for more than a decade, returned to Gaza on Wednesday through the Rafah border crossing from Egypt. A senior member of the armed wing of Hamas, Izzaddin Kassam, Hasanat fled to Egypt in 1993 and has been hiding in Sudan, Yemen, Libya, and Jordan. Sources close to Hamas said many of its activists, including top leaders, have managed to return to Gaza since the Israeli pullout.

2005-11-25 00:00:00

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