Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant urged Hamas to maintain its hard line against Israel. “No Palestinian has the right to give away even a grain of the soil,” Ayman al-Zawahiri said in an audio recording posted on the Internet on Sunday and directed at political developments since Hamas’ election win in late January. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas said recently that Al-Qaida has established a presence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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