Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal talks during his interview with Reuters in Doha November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Hamas leader Meshaal ends exile, arrives in Gaza Strip
Posted : Friday, 07 December 2012 06:10AM
GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrived in the Gaza Strip on Friday, witnesses said, ending 45 years of exile from the Palestinian Territories with a visit that underscored the Islamist group's growing confidence.
Meshaal will spend barely 48 hours in the coastal enclave and attend a mass rally on Saturday that has been billed as both a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas and a "victory" celebration after its recent war with Israel.
(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Crispian Balmer)
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