Leaving London Saudi newspaper «Ash-shark al-Ausat» writes that the leadership of the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, against the background of problems with the continued functioning of the headquarters in Qatar, have applied for opening an office in Algeria.
According to this source, the Algerian authorities have not yet responded to the appeal of the leadership of Hamas.
The publication notes that Hamas seeks to create a situation in which the international community could not arise claims to any one state about cooperation with the Palestinian «Islamic resistance movement». For this, in addition to offices in Gaza, Lebanon, Malaysia and Qatar, Hamas is trying to open offices in other countries.
Recall that after the expulsion from Jordan, the main overseas headquarters of Hamas was in Syria, however, against the backdrop of civil war in this country and the unwillingness of the Palestinian Islamists to support the Assad regime or its opponents, Hamas lost office in Damascus.
In connection with pressure from the United States and other partners in NATO, the Turkish authorities have also been forced to deny Hamas in hospitality, and «Turkish headquarters» moved to South Beirut, under the patronage of Hizbullah.
According to «al-Sharq al-Awsat», a senior Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri is currently residing in Algeria. He confirmed that a few months ago, the Hamas leadership has filed a request for the opening of the official headquarters in this North African state.
The former head of Hamas Politburo Khalid Mashaal remains in Qatar, although the other leaders of the organization left the country. It is not excluded that Meshaal intends to move to Algeria.