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  Shvat 15, 5775 , 04/02/15

Hamas Leader Calls for Syrian, Lebanese Branches to Join Attacks on Israel

A senior Hamas leader called Wednesday for the formation of Palestinian terror groups loyal to his Gaza-based Islamic terror movement in refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria for attacks on Israel.

Mahmud Zahar told reporters in Gaza that Lebanese and Syrian branches of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing, should launch attacks on Israel "to help us liberate Palestine".

He also denied "any interference" by Hamas in Egypt, which last month declared the Brigades a terrorist group and accused it of aiding a spate of terrorist attacks on security personnel in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

"Our guns are always trained on the enemy," Zahar said, referring to Israel.

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