CIA completely stopped tracking Hamas after the 9/11

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NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal reported that the United States stopped spying on Hamas completely after the 9/11 attacks, delegating the monitoring of the Palestinian group to Israel.اضافة اعلان

In a report by Warren P. Strobel, it was mentioned that U.S. intelligence completely halted its espionage on Hamas after the attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001, focusing its resources and assets on tracking Al-Qaeda leaders and later the Islamic State, according to American officials familiar with the shift.

The United States had calculated that Hamas had never posed a threat to the United States, and given other burdens and priorities, it delegated the responsibility of monitoring Hamas to Israel, which was expected to be "well-placed" for this task, according to a senior U.S. counterterrorism official.

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