Hamas launches news agency

February 12, 2013 - 4:57:03 am
GAZA CITY: The Islamist movement Hamas which rules Gaza has set up its own news agency, called 
Al Rai (Opinion), the Palestinian territory’s Hamas government announced yesterday.
“The first official news agency of the (Hamas) government has been established under the name of Al-Rai agency...under the supervision of the government information office,” the office’s director Salameh Maaruf told AFP.
“It will be an important source of information on government activities, news releases and letters from the (Gaza) prime minister,” Ismail Haniya, he said.