Haniyeh in Tunis: Palestine is religious obligation

January 6, 2012 14:53


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Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh continued his Middle East tour in Tunisia, telling Tunisians that the Palestinian support was not only political issue, but also a "religious and national obligation," AFP reported Thursday.

Haniyeh met with the new Tunisian Prime Minister, Hamadi Al Jebali at the Kasbah - a government palace - in Tunis, touting the importance of ending the Israeli naval blockade on Gaza .

The Hamas prime minister arrived in Tunisia following visits to Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. He is still scheduled to visit Qatar and Bahrain.

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