Ramsey Clark with Haniyeh 311 AP.
(photo credit: AP)
Former US Attorney-General Ramsey Clark is in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on a solidarity mission.
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Clark met with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday to kick off a three-day visit. He'll also meet with human rights activists and visit relatives of people killed during Operation Cast Lead two years ago.
Clark did not comment to reporters, but Haniyeh's office says the two
discussed Israel's blockade of Gaza and recent escalations in
The visit places Clark at odds with American foreign policy, which shuns
Hamas as a terrorist group. A longtime critic of US military policy in
the Middle East, Clark served on Saddam Hussein's defense team.
Clark was attorney general in the mid-1960s.