Gaza-based Hamas leader who became Palestinian prime minister in 2006. Still viewed by Hamas as PM, despite ongoing rift with Fatah.
If the annexation goes through, Israeli civil law will be applied to the area currently controlled by the IDF's Civil Administration.
One of Marzook's staff members was recently exposed as an Iranian intelligence officer who was recruited by Teheran with Hezbollah mediation.
"Hamas will not be quiet about prisoners sitting in Israeli prisons; some of them for over 40 years already."
"We are optimistic that we will achieve results, in the same way that we did in the Gilad Shalit deal."
Haniyeh rejects long-term ceasefire in Hezbollah interview analyzed by an intelligence center.
"Sheikholeslam's death is the most significant of the Iranian senior officials to have died [from the coronavirus] so far"
Protests are planned to mark both the Great March of Return and Land Day, as well as in demonstration against Trump's Deal of the Century peace plan.
Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya confirmed last week that Haniyeh will remain outside the Gaza Strip for at least six months.
Turkey and Qatar are key allies, both of which host Iranian delegations and are involved in supporting Hamas in Gaza and working on regional collaboration including supporting the Libyan government.
Egypt has agreed to allow Hamas leader to leave Gaza for the first time in three years. He is expected to visit also Malaysia, Russia, Qatar, Lebanon, Mauritania and Kuwait.