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2 Hamas leaders killed in Syria, sources say

ETHLEHEM – Two Hamas leaders were killed by the Syrian army in Deraa refugee camp on Saturday, Palestinian sources said. Ahmad Khalil Khalil and Ahmad al-Kharoubi were shot by Syrian soldiers in the country’s southern refugee camp, sources told Ma’an. … Continue reading

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Hamas not taking sides in Syria crisis

A senior Hamas official in Gaza said on Saturday the Palestinian Islamist movement was not taking sides in the conflict between the Syrian regime and the insurgency. “Our position on Syria is the same as on other Arab revolutions,” said … Continue reading

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Hamas risks Damascus base to support Syrian opposition

By: Phoebe Greenwood Hamas has given up its safe haven in Damascus, enjoyed by its exiled leadership for more than a decade, to throw its weight behind the Syrian opposition. Ismail Haniya, the group’s leader in Gaza, announced to a … Continue reading

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AP Interview: Hamas out of Syria, leader says

By: Mohammad Daraghmeh CAIRO – The Hamas leadership has left its longtime base in Syria because of the regime’s crackdown on opponents there, the No. 2 in the Islamic militant movement said in an interview Sunday at his new home … Continue reading

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AP Interview: No. 2 in Hamas says movement’s leaders have left Syria, unity deal in trouble

CAIRO — The No. 2 in Hamas has confirmed that he and other leaders of the Islamic militant movement have pulled out of Syria because of the regime’s brutal crackdown on opponents. Moussa Abu Marzouk also told The Associated Press … Continue reading

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Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syrian revolt

By: Omar Fahmy and Nidal al-Mughrabi Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas turned publicly against their long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on Friday, endorsing the revolt aimed at overthrowing his dynastic rule. The policy shift deprives Assad of one … Continue reading

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Hamas leadership leaves Syria

The final member of the leadership of the Hamas party left Syria on Sunday, in an attempt to separate the party from the Syrian government’s crackdown on protesters. Previously, the Hamas party had not taken a strong stand on the … Continue reading

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Hamas office to remain in Syria: Haniyah

Deposed Palestinian Prime Minister and prominent leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyah has ruled out the possibility of shifting Hamas’ political office from Syria, following the turmoil in the country. Participating in Al Jazeera’s weekly show “Without borders” (Bila Hudood) on … Continue reading

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Hamas leaders evacuating families from Syria

By: Ibrahim Barzak Hamas officials say senior members of their exiled leadership will evacuate their families from the group’s headquarters in Syria. Hamas, a militant Islamist Palestinian group, rules the Gaza Strip. The officials, speaking from Damascus, said Tuesday that … Continue reading

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Arab League asks for Hamas help with Syria

The Arab League chief on Friday asked the Damascus-based leader of the Palestinian group Hamas to ask Syria to work to halt violence, saying there was more to do under a peace agreement aimed at ending a crackdown on anti-government … Continue reading

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