PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's advisor Ahmed Youssef told the Ma'an News Agency on Saturday that Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Mashaal had no interest in returning to the Gaza Strip, due to the volatile security situation and "continued Israeli attacks," Israel Radio reported.
Last week, Palestinian sources reported that Hamas would agree to release kidnapped IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit for a deal that included permission for Hamas leaders in Damascus- including Mashaal - to return to Gaza.
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