Hamas denies reports its leader was expelled from Qatar

January 6, 2015 2:07 PM

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RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Hamas militant group is denying claims that its exiled leader, Khaled Mashaal, has been expelled from his base in Qatar.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday praising Qatar for kicking out Mashaal. It said the decision came after heavy lobbying by Israel, which considers Hamas to be a terrorist group.

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