Top Hamas strongman emerges from post-war hiding
Gaza's top strongman emerged Saturday from six weeks in hiding, leading a Hamas delegation to Egypt for cease-fire talks and reiterating the Islamic militant group is "flexible" over who should lead reconstruction in the devastated territory.
Mahmoud Zahar, who is one of Gaza's top two leaders, and three other Hamas officials crossed from Gaza into Egypt on Saturday, en route to Cairo.
Zahar is foreign minister of Gaza. He is the one who said, according to al Jazeera, that Jewish children are a legitimate target.
Mahmud Zahar, a top Hamas leader in Gaza, went to Egypt on Saturday for talks on consolidating a ceasefire with Israel in the coastal enclave, witnesses and a Hamas source said.
It was the first time that Zahar has been seen in public since Israel's 22-day blitz on the territory, they said.
He is among a delegation of seven top Hamas officials who crossed the Rafah border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on their way to Cairo for talks with intelligence chief Omar Suleiman.
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