aIn a report published by the London based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi, a Palestinian official said that al-Qaida has strengthened its ties with the Palestinian terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported on Saturday morning.
Younes al-Astal, a Hamas Palestinian Authority Parliament member told the newspaper that among the organizations that have been linked with al-Qaida, is the terrorist cell that kidnapped BBC correspondent Alan Johnston.
Al-Astel said that in case a stalemate in the political negotiations with Israel occurs, Hamas might consider joining al-Qaida's path.
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