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  ניסן 12, 5776 , 20/04/16

Hamas official: We are not striving to escalate the situation

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar said that Hamas is not striving to escalate the situation with Israel at this time, and that he has transmitted messages of calm via Turkey.

Al-Zahar told a Belgian newspaper that Hamas does not oppose Israel supervising a sea port in Gaza, but does not want the PA to intervene in the matter.

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