Hamas purportedly seeking to set up headquarters in Algeria


(JNS.org) Hamas is purportedly seeking to establish its foreign base in Algeria following the Palestinian terror group’s ouster from Qatar last month.

The Hamas flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

According to a report in the London-based Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat, senior Hamas officials have made a formal request to Algeria to set up a foreign base there. But the North African country has yet to respond to the request. 

“On a personal level I applied for a stay in Algeria. The Algerian authorities promised to study the request and consider it,” Asharq Al-Awsat quoted Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri as saying. 

Hamas officials are currently scattered among several Middle East and Asian countries following the terror group’s ouster from Qatar. The Gaza-ruling organization has become increasingly isolated in recent months amid a dispute between the Saudi-led Gulf alliance and Qatar. Saudi Arabia has criticized Qatar over its support for terror groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted on July 17, 2017 .