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Hamas Leader Meets the Press

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Hamas Leader Meets the Press

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Hamas Leader Meets the Press

Hamas Leader Meets the Press

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh meets with Western journalists in Gaza City, his first meeting with foreign reporters since Hamas forcibly took control of the coastal strip more than two weeks ago.

Following the Hamas takeover, Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas fired Haniyeh, dissolved the power-sharing "unity government" and installed an emergency government in the West Bank.

But Haniyeh and his supporters insist he's still the legitimate prime minister.

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