Hamas Warns Gaza on Brink of ‘Explosion’

Sheikh Hassan Yousef (C), a prominent leader of the Hamas Islamic movement, holds the party's flag and talks on a phone following his release on January 19, 2014 after spending 28 months in Israel's Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Yousef, who is also a member of …
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The Times of Israel reports: Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh warned Monday that the Gaza Strip was on the brink of an “explosion” because of the continued Palestinian power struggle between his group and the Palestinian Authority.

Everyone “realizes that the Gaza Strip is sitting on a volcano,” Haniyeh cautioned while speaking to reporters in Gaza City. “No one knows what will be the consequences of the explosion or its impact on the region,” he said.

The Hamas terror group, the de facto ruler in Gaza, and others have warned of an impending humanitarian crisis in the Strip, compounded by sanctions put on the coastal enclave by PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

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