While rumors abounded that deposed Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh would give Friday’s sermon at Gaza’s main mosque, it appears that Hamas leaders remain in hiding for fear of an Israeli assault.
Haniyeh and former Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar remained underground, following the advice of their security details, officials said. Despite the unilateral cease-fire declared by Israel that took effect Sunday, the militant group is still wary of assassination strikes, said an official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
"We don’t trust the Israelis; there are no guarantees. The war is not over yet," the official said.
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