A Palestinian source was quoted on Sunday as saying that senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar was injured during the final days of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. A Kuwaiti daily quoted the source as saying that Zahar was evacuated by ambulance to an Egyptian hospital for medical treatment. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report. The paper also reported that Zahar was taken to Cairo before a medical team could reach the area of the Strip in which he was injured. There were no further details about either the severity of his injury or his current condition.