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Hamas Election Empowers Its Military Wing

Hamas has recently held elections which instead of bringing peace any closer will most certainly make things worse for Israel. Ynet News' Elior Levy reports that the Gaza-based terrorist organization's new leadership will give the group's militant wing more power than it has had before:

Hamas in Gaza has entered the era of Ismail Haniyeh, with old-new leadership and a significant boost to the military wing's power at the decision-making table after two decades of overseas leadership.

The combination of Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar, who was elected as Hamas leader in Gaza three months ago, is expected to strengthen the weight given to Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif and other senior members of the military wing...

Haniyeh will not be able to ignore the pressure that the military wing might exert on him through the aggressive Sinwar, who does not hesitate to use force and does not usually ask his superiors for their opinion...

Sinwar himself founded the al-Majid apparatus, which later became part of Hamas' military wing and is responsible for exposing "collaborators" with Israel and executing them. Sinwar himself is believed to have killed 10 collaborators...

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