Palestinian newspaper al Quds quoted a senior security official as saying Thursday that Egyptian intelligence services have demanded that Hamas hand over three senior members of its military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam.
According to the official, Hamas has agreed, but the three members have refused to surrender to authorities in fear of being tortured.
The three terrorists are Ayman Nufal, Raad al-Attar and Muhammad abu Smala. The official stressed that the request, which was transmitted to Hamas prime minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh, is not linked to their direct involvement in Sunday's Rafah attack, but rather to the possibility that the three were involved in logistics assistance provided to arms smuggling and Islamist groups active in Sinai.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Huffington Post and its readership have a vested interest in denying the Palestinian connection to the recent attack on the Egypt-Israel border. So it's no wonder the HP missed this story: