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  Adar 1, 5773 , 11/02/13

Hamas Sets Up its Own News Agency

The terror group Hamas which rules Gaza has set up its own news agency, called Al Rai (Opinion), the Hamas government announced on Monday.

"The first official news agency of the (Hamas) government has been established under the name of Al-Rai agency...under the supervision of the government information office," the office's director Salameh Maaruf told AFP.

"It will be an important source of information on government activities, news releases and letters from the (Gaza) prime minister," Ismail Haniya, he said.

Al-Rai was launched with an initial 15 journalists to "focus on the Palestinian issue, and Arab and international news relating to this issue," he said.

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