Report: Hamas Exchanges Al-Qaeda Fugitive for Stranded Fighters

[Jerusalem Post] Hamas transferred a fugitive al-Qaeda member to Egypt on Sunday in return for Egypt's opening the Rafah crossing to dozens of Hamas and Islamic Jihad members, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Monday. The unexpected move contradicted agreements Israel had with Egypt regarding the Rafah crossing. Israeli defense sources estimated that many of the group had undergone training in Iran and Syria.

2007-10-01 01:00:00

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