Security official: Hamas 'sustaining a series of blows'

"Everything linked to Hamas is being targeted," security source says, as weapons, cash and weapons-producing machines have been seized or shut down.

June 17, 2014 17:37
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IDF Soldiers continue West Bank search for kidnapped boys. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)


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Hamas is in distress and is searching for a way out of the conflict, according to evaluations by senior Israeli security sources.

Hamas has sustained a “significant blow,” one senior officer said, speaking on Monday, adding that his assessment is based on knowledge of what Hamas leaders are saying to one another.

There are three figures who have a say in Hamas’s leadership: Muhammad Deif, the head of Izzadin Kassam, Hamas’s military wing, Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas’s political wing in Gaza, and Khaled Mashaal, the head of Hamas’s political bureau, who is overseas.

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