Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar vehemently denied a report in the London-based Al Hayat newspaper that the terrorist organization plans to declare itself an independent state.
"Such news is being disseminated by the enemies of Hamas seeking to maintain the siege on Gaza," Zahar told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency. ”This issue hasn’t been addressed officially within Hamas, but some people posed it privately on their own,” he added.
Zahar explained that the planned meetings this week are to explore developing trade with Egypt and connected Gaza to Egypt’s power grid and natural gas pipeline.
We will see. I mean. At least we wont’ be surprised much when Hamas and Egypt’s Brotherhood actually pull this off.