Qawasme Clan Dominates Hamas in Hebron Area (World Tribune)
(dailyalert.org, July 2, 2014)
Palestinian sources said Hamas has come under the influence of the powerful Qawasme clan in the Hebron area of the southern West Bank.
One of the suspects identified by Israel in the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers is Marwan Qawasme, 29, a leading Hamas operative in Hebron.
Shlomi Eldar, who covers Palestinian affairs for an Israeli television network, told the London-based Al-Monitor about the Qawasme clan:
“At least 15 members of the family were killed during the Second Intifada, nine of them while committing suicide attacks against Israel.”
“Whenever the head of the terrorist organization within the clan was assassinated or arrested by Israel, one of his brothers or cousins was selected to replace him.”