Meet the most influential figures in the Jewish world
Hamas denies reports that former interior minister is Israel collaborator
ByYASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
August 31, 2014 17:11
Reports had surfaced that Fathi Hammad had defected to Israel after it was revealed that he was working with Mossad.
Fathi Hammad

Fathi Hammad. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Hamas sources denied over the weekend reports that the former interior minister in the Hamas government in Gaza, Fathi Hammad, defected to Israel after it was discovered that he was a Mossad agent.

The sources said that "the reports being published in a number of media outlets that Hamas official Fathi Hammad escaped abroad are groundless."



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



In comments made to the Fatah-affiliated Al-Kuffiah website, a source said that "Hammad has not fled Gaza and was not arrested on suspicion of collaborating with the security service of a country in the region, as was reported in the media."

He added that "the reports about Hammad are far from the truth,  which is that he is continuing to act among the leadership of Hamas."

A day before the reports, Hammad was quoted as saying, "There is no phenomenon of collaboration with Israel." He said that "Israel enlists agents on an individual basis, therefore it is impossible to reveal additional collaborators through interrogation of a collaborator who is arrested by Palestinian security forces."



Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Hamas
  • Mossad
  • mossad agent
  • gaza strip
  • Prev Article
    Abbas to convene Fatah faction for first time in five years
    Mahmoud Abbas
    Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
    Sisi compliments Sadat for his peace efforts with Israel
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage
    February 22, 2017
    Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj

    By REUTERS

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 8 - 16
      Beer Sheva
      9 - 17
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 6 - 14
      Jerusalem
      8 - 16
      Haifa
    • 11 - 20
      Elat
      9 - 20
      Tiberias