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Hamas Prepares For Major Event In Gaza Strip

NPR | Dec. 6, 2012 3:29 a.m. | Updated: Dec. 6, 2012 9:11 a.m.

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Philip Reeves

The group’s exiled leader, Khaled Meshaal, is expected to visit the territory, crossing over from the Egyptian border. Large crowds are predicted to turn out to celebrate what Hamas is portraying as a “victory” over Israel during recent hostilities.” Meshaal’s visit comes amid speculation that Hamas, which rules Gaza, will seal a reconciliation deal with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

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