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Senior Hamas Member Defects to Israel

Man under Palestinian flag (Photo: flickr/looking4poetry)

While Hamas continues to pose a threat to Israel and her people, recent developments may have lessened said danger. Haaretz's Jack Khoury reports on the defection of a senior Hamas terrorist, who surrendered to Israel along with a treasure trove of intelligence on the terror group:

Websites affiliated with Fatah have reported over the past two days that a senior member of the Hamas military wing, Bassam Mahmoud Baraka, from Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, has fled to Israel, and is in possession of a great deal of information about Gaza tunnel operations.

According to the reports, Baraka, who is the son of a Muslim religious judge affiliated with Hamas, told his family that he was going on errands, and hasn't been seen by them since.

Baraka reportedly went to the border fence and gave himself up to soldiers who were waiting for him. According to the reports, he was carrying a laptop...

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