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No intelligence that Sinwar went to Egypt, senior Israeli security official say

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Saudi news website Elaph reported citing unnamed sources that Israel has information that estimates Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, his brother Mohammed and other senior members of the Hamas leadership managed to escape through the tunnels between Rafah in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula.

Yahya Sinwar © EKW

Saudi news website Elaph reported citing unnamed sources that Israel has information that estimates Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, his brother Mohammed and other senior members of the Hamas leadership managed to escape through the tunnels between Rafah in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula.

According to the report, which is based on an unnamed "security official," Israel fears that, together with Sinwar, Israeli hostages were smuggled out.

The report has no verification from another source. The Elaph website, which is identified as Saudi and reported in London, has also in the past published opinion columns by senior Israeli officials and interviews with them, as well as articles based on information provided by "Israeli sources."

A senior Israeli security official denied the report saying that there is no intelligence indicating this.

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