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  תשרי 22, 5779 , 01/10/18

Hamas official: Abbas wants an Israeli operation in Gaza

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar claimed on Sunday that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas favors an Israeli operation in Gaza for his own political interests, i24news reported, citing PA media.

“Abbas wants to control everything in Gaza, war is good for him,” charged al-Zahar, who is currently in Cairo as part of a large delegation from Gaza led by Hamas leader Salah al-Arouri for continued talks with Egyptian officials over a reconciliation deal with Abbas’ Fatah faction as well as a peace plan with Israel.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Simchat Torah and Shmini Atzeret in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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