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Ex-President Carter Meets with Hamas Leaders

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Ex-President Carter Meets with Hamas Leaders

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Ex-President Carter Meets with Hamas Leaders

Ex-President Carter Meets with Hamas Leaders

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Former President Jimmy Carter defied warnings from U.S. and Israeli officials and met over the weekend with two leaders from the militant group Hamas. The two Palestinians are considered terrorists by the U.S. government, and Israel accuses them of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.

Co-host Steve Inskeep talks to Carter about why he chose to meet with the men and what happened during their discussions.