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Election Role Won’t Soften Hamas Anger at the Israelis

Hamas’s most prominent leader in Gaza and the West Bank, Mahmoud Zahar, said Wednesday that his faction would still refuse to recognize Israel or disarm even if it won in the Palestinian elections this month. “The calmness has ended,” Mr. Zahar said, referring to the truce under which Palestinians agreed not to attack Israel through 2005. But he left open the possibility that Hamas might refrain from attacks on Israel “if not provoked.” Full Story

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