Report: Hamas chooses Schalit deal prisoner as new Gaza leader

February 13, 2017 11:31

Hamas elected the hardline Yahiya Sinwar, who was released in the 2011 Gilad Schalit prisoner swap, as its Gaza administrator, Al Jazeera reported on Monday.

Khalil al-Hayya, another Gaza-based Hamas official, was elected as deputy Gaza administrator, according to Al Jazeera.

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