Jordan: Hussein Signals No Vacancy to Hamas

Hussein Signals "No Vacancy" to Hamas

SHEIK AHMED YASSIN, spiritual leader of the radical Palestinian group Hamas, was heartily received around most of the Arab world on a recent tour, his first after his release from an Israeli prison last October. But the welcome mat was held back in the place Yassin might have expected to find the warmest greeting. Jordan, whose KING HUSSEIN pressured Israel into freeing Yassin, twice refused him entry. According to a senior Jordanian official, Hussein, who has for years tolerated a high-profile Hamas office in Amman, is weary of the group, which has waged a series of deadly bomb attacks in Israel....

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