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September 19, 2005
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Al-Qaida has a presence in the Gaza Strip, a Hamas official said. “Yes, it is true what they say. A couple of men from Al-Qaida infiltrated into Gaza,” Hamas chief Mahmoud Al-Zahar told the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera last week. Zahar added that Palestinians had also been in touch with Al-Qaida by telephone but did not say whether he was referring to members of Hamas.

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