A Palestinian Hamas militant takes part in a Gaza rally marking the twelfth anniversary of the death of late Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.. (photo credit:SUHAIB SALEM / REUTERS)
Jpost By: Ben Lynfield
Hamas has named as its new deputy political chief Saleh el-Arouri, a man best known for attacks against Israeli targets, including, according to Israeli intelligence, the 2014 abduction and murders of Israeli teenagers Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frankel.
El-Arouri is held responsible by Israel for a long list of terrorist attacks in the West Bank.
The move is seen as toughening the Islamist movement’s posture in advance of reconciliation talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement.