'Hamas officials go underground in fear of Israeli attack'

Hamas PM Haniyeh, senior official Zahar operating with restricted movement within Gaza, according to Arab media.

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(photo credit: Bloomberg)
Senior Hamas security and political officials have descended to underground tunnels in the fear that Israel may try to attack them, according to sources within Hamas quoted by newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi as reporting.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and senior official Mahmoud al-Zahar are now operating with restricted movement within the Gaza Strip, according to the report.

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Early Monday morning, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his cabinet ministers concluded that Israel will not respond to the attacks from Gaza with a large-scale operation.
Diplomatic sources expressed concern that escalation in the South could upset Egypt and and hurt Israel at the UN vote for Palestinian statehood in September.