Egypt Frees Key Hamas Terrorist

[Jerusalem Post] Khaled Abu Toameh - The Egyptian authorities have released a top Hamas operative wanted by the Palestinian Authority and Israel for his involvement in terror attacks over the past few years, PA officials said Sunday. Nahro Massoud, one of the commanders of Hamas' armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, fled to Egypt more than a year ago. At the request of the PA, Massoud and several other Hamas fugitives were arrested by the Egyptian security forces and held without trial. According to the PA officials, the release of Massoud is yet another sign of the recent rapprochement between Hamas and Egypt.

2007-10-15 01:00:00

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