Internal Hamas Rift Blocks Deal to End Gaza Border Marches

(Israel Hayom) Daniel Siryoti - A rift has erupted between Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar and Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh, senior Hamas sources said. Haniyeh has rejected Egyptian proposals for a possible prisoner swap deal with Israel and an easing of the blockade on Gaza in exchange for a cessation of the border demonstrations. A senior Egyptian intelligence official said Sinwar was furious with Haniyeh and accused him of coordinating Hamas policy with Tehran rather than with the group's own leadership.

2018-04-25 00:00:00

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