Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon
plans to continue the hunt for any individuals described as a "leader of Hamas" while also continuing to withdraw from some Palestinian areas.
Sharon thanked the Israeli army today for a "successful" operation to assassinate the most recent Hamas leader, Rantisi.
Mahmoud Zamar is the possible and suggested new leader of Hamas. He was the second in command to Rantisi. However Zamar has already been the target
of an assassination attempt by Israel, he survived but was injured and his son and bodyguard was killed. Zamar could be either too much of an obvious
target and fears for his life and is not the new leader, or the last attempt on his life strengthened his resolve against Israel? I don't know if
Hamas has too many options, but these assassinations opens the doors for younger more radical leaders to step in. Hamas names secret new leader Israel destroys militants' homes in West Bank Fourth Hamas leader under fire
The other possible choices for secret leader of Hamas could be: Ismail Hanieh, he was an aid to Yassin. Khaled Mashaal, survived poison dart assassination attempt. Moussa Abu Marzook, most probable candidate as new leader since he is in Syria. A look at the leaders of Hamas
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