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More divisions reported between Hamas' political, military wings

Hamas representatives have downplayed reports and said that the movement's leaders are on the same page.
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh waves to people after attending Friday prayers at Tebah mosque in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip May 1, 2015. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa - RTX1B4H7
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Along with the growing number of visits of Arab and foreign delegations to the Gaza Strip to discuss the truce between Hamas and Israel to lift the siege, discussion about differences between Hamas political and military leaders is increasing; this was mentioned in the Israeli press April 16.

Talk about the divergent opinions between the political and military wings in Hamas has grown in light of the Palestinian developments: the reconciliation with Fatah, the repercussions of the recent war on Gaza, the continuation of a tense relationship with Egypt and the state of tug-of-war with Iran — and the latter’s impact on financial and military support for Hamas.

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