30.12.2011 04.Tewet. 5772
Claims organization has abandoned armed struggle “reflect the state of despair that Israeli gov't facing," Hamas official says.
Hamas on Thursday dismissed claims that its Damascus- based leader, Khaled Mashaal, had ordered the movement’s armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, to stop armed attacks against Israel.
The statement came in response to a report in Haaretz that Mashaal had instructed his men to cease attacks on Israeli targets….