Friday, April 20
Latest News
  1. On 4th Friday of protests in Gaza, 2 dead, over 40 wounded
  2. 25-year-old Palestinian succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza protests
  3. Israeli settlers raid Ramallah-area village, spray racist graffiti
  4. Palestinian critically injured in the head during protests in Gaza
  5. Gaza activists move tents 50 meters closer to security fence
  6. Israeli police detain Palestinian at Qalandiya checkpoint
  7. Israel issues 41 administrative orders to Palestinian prisoners
  8. Israeli forces shell southern Gaza, injuring 5 Palestinians
  9. 4 Palestinians, 2 teenagers, killed by Israeli artillery fire
  10. Israeli forces open fire on fishermen off Gaza coast

Hamas denies reports that members are being expelled from Qatar

June 4, 2017 5:44 P.M. (Updated: June 7, 2017 4:20 P.M.)
Ismail Haniyeh (left) and Khalid Meshaal
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Hamas movement denied on Sunday recent reports that the Qatari government had allegedly instructed Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the besieged Gaza Strip, to expel a list of Hamas officials from the Qatar's capital, Doha.

Hamas said the claims -- which were initially reported on Saturday by Lebanese news outlet al-Mayadeen -- were false, saying “this discourse is against the reality and it comes from news outlets accustomed to "disseminating false news and information about the movement to harm its image and try to harm its foreign relations."

The statement went on to imply that some Hamas leaders would “leave Qatar,” but as part of some “reshuffling” following the election of Ismail Haniyeh as the new leader of the movement’s politburo.

That statement implied that the reshuffling was mainly due to the fact that Haniyeh lives in Gaza, whereas former leader of the politburo Khalid Meshaal lives in exile in Qatar.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2018