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What was Hamas leader doing in Moscow?

Ismail Haniyeh eyes Russia as a “brotherly nation” and expects Moscow to help reconcile the Palestinians.

Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh's recent visit to Moscow, which had been planned for over a year, was largely ignored by Russian media after being overshadowed by the escalation in Syria's Idlib. Russian foreign policy headquarters, however, paid close attention to it.

Haniyeh began his visit with meetings at the Russian Foreign Ministry, where he was hosted by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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