Hamas asked Doha to renew its mediation with Jordan
Syria-Qatar, Politics, 11/29/1999
Well-informed Palestinian sources in Damascus said that two members of the political bureau of the Hamas resistance movement, Mousa Abu Marzouk and Imad al-Alami, on Saturday concluded a secret two-day visit to Qatar, during which they met with the four Hamas leaders who were expelled by the Jordanian authorities to Doha last week.
The expelled leaders are the chairman of the Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashaal, its spokesma,n Ibrahim Ghoushew and two members of its political bureau, Izzat al-Rashq and Sami Khater.
In addition to the four Hamas leaders, Abu Marzouk and al-Alami met with Qatari sides, the sources did not identify, but said that Hamas asked Doha to renew its mediation with Amman towards "the opposite direction this time" to ensure the return of the expelled leaders to Jordan, especially as the movement's leadership showed dissatisfaction over the coordination of efforts between Doha and Amman, despite the fact that the Hamas leadership is the main side concerned with the dispute with the Jordanian authorities, and as a result the "service given to Jordan by Qatar was at the expense of Hamas."
Meanwhile, diplomatic sources in Damascus ruled out Syria's consent to transfer the political bureau of the Hamas movement to Damascus so as not to be held responsible by Damascus for the consequences of foiling peace efforts at this critical time.
Damascus says that the visit of the four Hamas leaders to Syria does not need any consent as Syria does not ask any entry visa from any Arab citizen, adding that Hamas has an office in Damascus, like all other Palestinian opposition groups.
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