Palestinian anonymous source: Iran wants Hanyeh as next head of Hamas

Source: Asharq al-Awsat

Within the end of this year, Hamas will elect the successor of Khaled Meshaal, the head of the political bureau. Speaking about the next election, a Palestinian anonymous source revealed that the Iranian regime is working to promote the election of Ismail Hanyeh. In particular, the head of the Qods Force, General Qassem Soleimani, wants to avoid the election of Abu Mousa Marzuq (Marzuq accused Iran in 2015 of having finished the military assistance to Hamas). General Qassem Soleimani is also working to coordinate the activity between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, with the goal to demonstrate that Iran is the only reliable partner of for the Palestinian people, especially after the reconciliation agreement between Turkey and Israel.

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