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Is Hamas setting up military force in Golan Heights?

Israel has accused Hamas of working on setting up a military force in the Syrian Golan Heights at the request of Iran.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation reported Jan. 23 that Hamas is seeking to set up a military force in the Syrian Golan Heights to fire rockets at Israel. The broadcaster quoted Israeli security sources as saying that Iran had instructed Hamas to set up a force in the Golan Heights in order to strike Israel from the north.

Hamas is yet to comment on the report. Contacted by Al-Monitor, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem refused to make any comment, but Palestinian security experts and political analysts believe that the timing of the announcement conveys Israeli political messages to a number of international parties such as Russia and the United States.

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