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Is Russia Hamas' bridge to global diplomacy?

Hamas is seeking to improve its international relations by reinforcing some ties and mending others following a period of relative isolation.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal attends a news conference, during his official visit to Russia, in Moscow February 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov  (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR29Z2Y

It seems Hamas’ political leadership has been significantly preoccupied and politically active since July, working to rebuild its relationships in the region to overcome its isolation.

Khaled Meshaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, received Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Aug. 3 in Doha, Qatar, and discussed developments regarding the Palestinian cause, as well as the general situation in the region. Hamas issued an official statement the same day, noting that Meshaal and Lavrov tackled Gaza’s circumstances since the Israeli war in 2014, in addition to Israeli assaults on Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. Lavrov extended an official invitation to Meshaal to visit Moscow.

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