Hamas denies Mashaal being expelled from Qatar, seeking shelter elsewhere

Arab media reported that the Doha-based Mashaal was considering relocating to Tunisia, Turkey or Malaysia after Muslim Brotherhood leaders expelled from emirate.

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September 15, 2014 11:29
Khaled Mashaal

Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Hamas denied on Monday that its leader, Khaled Mashaal, might leave Qatar following the expulsion of seven Muslim Brotherhood leaders from the emirate.

A report in a Tunisian newspaper claimed that the Doha-based Mashaal was considering relocating to Tunisia, Turkey or Malaysia.

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Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan said Qatar has not asked Mashaal to leave. He added that relations between Hamas and Qatar were "passing through an extraordinary phase."

The spokesman said the report was intended to create tensions and confusion between the two sides.

According to the report, Mashaal, who visited Tunisia last week, discussed with the authorities there the possibility of moving to Tunis after receiving a request from Qatar to leave.

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