Report: Mossad gets ''Hamas file'' from Arab intelligence service
An intelligence service of an Arab state has recently passed Israel valuable information regarding Hamas leadership outside Palestine, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported Friday.
According to the report, Israel's Mossad, received detailed information on two Hamas leaders, Khaled Masha'al and Mussa Abu Marzuk. The infromation reportedly included details of their places of residence, their pastimes and the type of food they eat. "Hamas file", which was passed to Israel provided data also on two other members in Hamas political wing - Muhammad Nazal and Imad al Ilmi, who is responsible for the contacts with the Movement leaders inside Palestine.
It added that the information was handed over at the request of Mossad chief Meir Dagan following the August suicide attacks in Beer Sheva in which 16 Israelis were killed and which were claimed by Hamas.
The information also included data on Hamas presence in Tehran, Damascus, Beirut, Khartoum, Sanaa and a number of Gulf states.
The sources told al Hayat that the Mossad asked this information within Israel's bid to assassinate the "active" leaders of Hamas in order to weaken its leadership outside the occupied territories. (albawaba.com)
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