Israel says Mahmoud Zahar is Hamas’ new leader. He’s denying it (I guess it must have something to do with the likelihood of getting on the tenure track).
Israel’s military chief, Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon, told the Yediot Ahronot daily the new Hamas leader had inherited the post “automatically” and reluctantly accepted the position. Yaalon also signaled Israel would avoid attacking him as long as the group remains quiet.
“He doesn’t want it, and he is apparently avoiding making decisions, and he is apparently avoiding terrorism,” Yaalon said. “Anyone who doesn’t use terrorism against us, we do not deal with.”
If he keeps quiet, the other jihadis will off him. If he causes trouble, the IDF will off him. Boy, it must suck to be a jihadi who isn’t eager to go meet his 72 houris.