MEMRI: Hamas Al-Aqsa TV News Chief: During Recent Gaza War, Rockets Were Fired From Lebanon By Hamas’s Military Wing Al-Qassam Brigades

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Special Dispatch | 5966 | February 17, 2015

The Middle East Media Research Institute
Hamas Al-Aqsa TV News Chief: During Recent Gaza War, Rockets Were Fired From Lebanon By Hamas’s Military Wing Al-Qassam Brigades
At a February 4, 2015 political conference in Gaza, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar, from the Hamas political leadership, called on Syria and Lebanon to enable the establishment of military cells subordinate to Hamas’s military wing, the ‘Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, in refugee camps on their soil “so that they can run the resistance from northern Palestine [as well] and participate with us in its liberation.”[1]

This statement by a high-ranking Hamas official shows that the movement intends to open a second front against Israel from Syria and Lebanon, which it has thus far refrained from doing.

Following Al-Zahar’s statements, ‘Emad Zaqout, news division chief at Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV, wrote in an article titled “What is the Secret of Dr. Al-Zahar’s Statement?” that…

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