Hamas Leader Stuck in Gaza after Qatar Slams Doors Shut

(Israel Hayom) Daniel Siryoti - Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, who in May was elected to replace Khaled Mashaal as the organization's political chief, cannot find a single Arab country to host him. Mashaal operated from Doha in Qatar, but on the heels of an emerging diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia, other Persian Gulf states, and Egypt over Qatar's support of Islamic terrorist groups and its warm relations with Iran, the Qatari government told senior Hamas officials to leave the country immediately. Senior Hamas officials said Iran had offered to host Haniyeh and the political bureau, but that Hamas turned down the offer.

2017-06-30 00:00:00

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