RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian militant group Hamas has urged Lebanon’s Hezbollah, a former ally, to withdraw its fighters from Syria, signaling growing sectarian tensions over the war there.
Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim movement, is helping Syrian President Bashar Assad fight Syrian rebels, most of them Sunni Muslims. Sunni Hamas broke with former patron Assad last year over his crackdown on fellow Sunnis.
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Hamas, along with Hezbollah, used to be part of the self-proclaimed Iranian- and Syrian-led “axis of resistance” against Israel.