Hamas Appoints Pro-Iran Militant as Gaza Leader

(New York Times) Isabel Kershner - Yehya Sinwar has been chosen as the new leader of Hamas in Gaza. Kobi Michael, former head of the Palestinian desk at Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs, said Sinwar "represents the most radical and extreme line of Hamas," and is affiliated with, and favors support from, Iran. Describing Sinwar as a "bitter enemy" of Egypt, Michael said Sinwar also favored cooperation with Islamic State affiliates fighting the Egyptian Army in Sinai.

2017-02-14 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive