GAZA, April 28 (UPI) --
The Islamic movement Hamas denied reports Wednesday Mahmoud Al-Zahar had been named the new Hamas leader in Gaza, succeeding Abdel Aziz Rantisi
"The Israeli media has fabricated these false reports," Hamas said in a communique. "The movement is committed to not disclosing the name of its new leader."
Israeli reports said Tuesday Hamas named Al-Zahar as a successor to Rantisi, who was assassinated in an Israeli airstrike April 17.
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