Ismail Haniyeh elected as new Hamas Chief, replacing Meshaal

May 6, 2017 14:54
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Gaza-based Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was elected chairman of the Hamas Politburo, outgoing Politburo Chairman Khaled Meshaal said on Saturday.

Haniyeh, who hails from the Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza, was widely expected to be the next top Hamas leader.

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