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Arab Analyst: Hamas Has Returned to the Iran Axis

TEL AVIV — Palestinian journalist Abed al-Bary Atwan, editor-in-chief of the electronic publication Al Rai Al Youm, which maintains positive connections with senior Hamas figures and senior Iranian officials, has written an analysis in response to comments from Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, about Iran’s support for Hamas, saying that Hamas has decided on a political position, returning to the axis of resistance led by Iran.

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Report: 50 Gaza Militias Possess 1m Weapons

JAFFA, Israel – No less than 50 armed militias are currently operating in the Gaza Strip, possessing around one million weapons of various kinds, an Egyptian newspaper claimed on Thursday. According to an investigative report in the Seventh Day daily newspaper, the leading militia is Hamas’ military wing, the Azz a-Din al-Qassam brigades, which is 18,000-24,000 troops strong.

A member of the ruling Hamas security forces aims his rifle during a target shooting session using makeshift laser guns in the police training headquarters of the Hamas authorities in the Gaza City on March 27, 2014.