Yahya Sinwar re-elected as Hamas chief in Gaza

AFP , Wednesday 10 Mar 2021

Sinwar, a former commander of Hamas's military branch who served more than two decades in an Israeli prison, beat out four challengers for the post he has held since 2017

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Yehiyeh Sinwar (Photo: AP)

Yahya Sinwar was re-elected Wednesday as the head of Hamas's political wing in Gaza, extending his tenure as the Islamist movement's de facto leader in the Israeli-blockaded Palestinian enclave, Hamas sources told AFP.

Sinwar, a former commander of Hamas's military branch who served more than two decades in an Israeli prison, beat out four challengers for the post he has held since 2017.

 

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