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February 9, 2012 1:19 pm

Hamas Moves Headquarters to Qatar, Damascus Too Dangerous

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Qatari PM Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal will not be returning to Damascus at this time and is expected to temporarily carry out Hamas activities from Qatar, Asharq Al-Awsat reported Thursday.

Mashaal was quoted by the London-based Arabic newspaper as saying he cannot receive visitors in Syria due to the volatile security situation there. The Hamas leader mentioned that last January he was forced to meet Swiss envoy to the Middle East Jean-Daniel Ruch in Cairo because the diplomat refused to visit Damascus.

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