Hamas repeatedly denied that Hamas leader Khaled Mashal going to leave Doha, capital city of Qatar, where he has lived since he left Damascus, Syria two years ago. Hamas official told Al-Hayat news that no one has suggested a return to Syria and added that if Hamas does so, they may lose support from Qatar and Turkey.
Khaled Mashal was born in 1956 in Ramallah when it was part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. His family later moved to Kuwait where he earned a degree in physics from Kuwait University. He later went on to help found Hamas.