Report: Hizbullah Orders Hamas Out of Lebanon

(Jerusalem Post) Ariel Ben Solomon - A senior Hizbullah security official informed Ali Baraka, the Hamas representative in Lebanon, that Hamas operatives must leave Lebanon immediately, the Middle East Online news agency reported Thursday. The move came because of Hamas support for the Syrian rebels, according to the report. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Jerusalem Post: "Whether or not Hamas is being driven out of Lebanon is not as important as the fact that it has been minimized in the Iranian 'Axis of Resistance.'" Hamas abandoned its headquarters in Damascus last year. It is getting far less aid from Iran now, and more from Sunni sponsors such as Qatar and Turkey. Palestinians in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, southeast of Sidon, burned aid that was delivered by Hizbullah, apparently to show their displeasure with the movement's support for the Assad regime.

2013-05-31 00:00:00

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