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Why Iran wants Hamas to apologize

Hamas representatives remain busy trying to repair relations with Egypt and Iran while not offending anyone in the Gulf.
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Like a whirling dervish seeking God’s mercy, the Palestinian Hamas movement continues to circle around the Middle East in search of solutions to its complicated problems. From Cairo to Doha to Tehran, each trip has its special purpose, yet all are the same when it comes to having to make decisions.

“After the Arab Spring, the decision-making process in our movement became complicated,” a Hamas official told Al-Monitor speaking on condition of anonymity. “We are at the mercy of geography [because Hamas officials are dispersed], ideology and financing. Therefore, on several occasions, our stances stir controversy. If Iran is happy, that means the [Muslim] Brotherhood might have reservations, and if Turkey and Qatar are OK with a move, then we wait for condemnation from Beirut or Damascus.”

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