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Hamas' Meshaal re-emerges with Maghreb tour

The former head of Hamas’ political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, paid official visits to Mauritania and Morocco, a sign of the movement’s efforts to shore up support in the region.
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It has been eight months since Hamas’ internal elections in May, when Khaled Meshaal stepped down to be replaced by Ismail Haniyeh as head of the movement’s political bureau. Yet Meshaal has returned to the spotlight with an official visit to Mauritania and Morocco at the end of December.

Meshaal’s tour began in Mauritania Dec. 21 to participate in the conference of the National Rally for Reform and Development (Tewassoul) in Nouakchott.

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