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Who is Yahya Sinwar?

Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar.
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Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar.

Hamas leader, Yahiya Sinwar, is believed to have masterminded the Oct. 7 attacks and led Hamas negotiations on hostages. NPR's Daniel Estrin questioned him at two press conferences in recent years.

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Daniel Estrin is NPR's international correspondent in Jerusalem.
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