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Hamas Names New Leader The militant Palestinian group Hamas names Abdel Aziz Rantisi to replace slain leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin. The organization's spiritual leader, Yassin was killed in an Israeli missile strike Monday. Israel vows to continue targeting Hamas leaders. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Hirsh Goodman of the Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv.