'Iran ordered Hamas to prevent Fatah delegates from leaving Gaza'

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August 7, 2009 19:19

 
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Hamas's refusal to allow Fatah delegates from the Gaza Strip to travel to the West Bank for the organization's convention last week, was the result of a directive from Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Saudi-owned news agency Elaph reported Friday. According to the report, the orders were given to Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in a letter conveyed to him by Iran's Ambassador to Syria, Ahmad Mousavi.

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