Report: Hamas leadership leaves Damascus following Israeli threats
Arab sources in Amman have told a London-based newspaper that the politcal bureau chief of Hamas and other members have left the Syrian capital of Damascus, following Israeli threats to target them after last week's twin bombings in the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheba.
The sources told A Sharq Al Awsat that the main members left for a hiding place in Beirut under the control of the Hizbullah resistance movement.
Another group of Hamas members left for Qatar, according to the same sources.
The report added that the Hamas leadership had asked Egypt to allow Mussa Abu Marzuq, the movement's deputy political bureau chief, who holds an Egyptian passport, to reside in Cairo or near the Egyptian-Gaza strip border. However, according to the report, the Egyptian authorities had refused. (Albawaba.com)
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