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Hamas elections exclude Zahhar, Rishq

April 5, 2013 9:11 P.M. (Updated: April 8, 2013 2:59 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Two senior members of Hamas, Mahmoud al-Zahhar and Ezzat al-Rishq, were not re-elected in the recent elections, sources from Hamas told Ma’an on Friday.

Mahmoud al-Zahhar, Ezzat al-Rishq, and Sami Khater were not re-elected in the recent elections that secured Khalid Mashaal another term as secretary-general.

A source added that the excluded Hamas members were now "out of the decision-making circle" in Hamas' leadership despite that the latter two are considered close to Mashaal. The sources suspected al-Zahhar was not re-elected because of his willingness to criticize Hamas in public.

Among those who were re-elected were Odeh Mohammad Nazal, while Yahya al-Sinwar, Salih al-Arouri, Rawhi Mshtaha, and Maher Eid joined the politburo.
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