New Target: Abdel Aziz Rantissi
Palestinian militant group Hamas has named Abdel Aziz Rantissi its new leader, following the killing of Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin, Fox News has confirmed.
The announcement was made over loudspeaker during a gathering of tens of thousands of Hamas supporters at a soccer stadium in Gaza City.
“After the assassination of the hero, the martyr Ahmed Yassin, a secret election was held … in which Dr. Abdel Aziz Rantisi was chosen as the new leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement,” a senior Hamas official, Ismail Hanieh, told the crowd.
Rantissi, who has been the group’s chief spokesman, will have oversight of the Gaza Strip. But he will not be in control of the West Bank, a Hamas official told Reuters.
Gaza’s not that big a place. He should be findable.