Zahar: New Israeli gov't unlikely to risk Iran, Gaza wars

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 10, 2012 10:15

Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said Wednesday that the current international and Arab landscape prevents the possibility that the new Israeli coalition will launch military operations against Iran and Gaza, or attempt to recapture the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt.

Speaking during an interview with the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency, Zahar rejected claims that the addition of Shaul Mofaz, who served as IDF chief of staff during the second intifada, would make the Israeli government more warlike.

"Not one of the leaders of the occupation can be classified as worse than the other. Attempts to categorize them as doves and hawks is incorrect, they are all fond of shedding Palestinian blood," Ma'an quoted Zahar as saying.

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