A Hamas fugitive claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to pull out from Gaza is a victory for Hamas. “The criminal Sharon was elected to smash our resistance in 100 days. But now the man who used to say Netzarim” — a Gaza settlement — “was just like Tel Aviv is planning to pull out of Gaza with nothing in return,” Mohammed Deif said in a recorded statement released on a Hamas Web site on Monday.
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