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  7/31/2012, Av 12, 5772

Haniyeh 'Predicts' the Destruction of Israel

Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh praised Egypt under the leadership of Mohammed Morsi, Monday, stressing that Egypt's pro-Palestinian Authority policy creates a strategic change in the region.

During a television appearance posted on the Website of Morsi's Freedom and Justice Party, an interviewer recalled a prediction by Hamas founder, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, that Israel would be eliminated in 20 years. Haniyeh responded by saying that Sheikh Yassin was talking about the years 2022-2027 "and, Allah willing, it will take place before then."