Former US attorney-general visits Hamas leader in Gaza

Ramsey Clark, a long-time critic of US foreign policy who served on Saddam Hussein's legal team, meets with Haniyeh.

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January 5, 2011 17:37
Former US Att.-Gen. Ramsey Clark with Haniyeh

Ramsey Clark with Haniyeh 311 AP. (photo credit: AP)

 
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Former US Attorney-General Ramsey Clark is in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on a solidarity mission.

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.

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Clark did not comment to reporters, but Haniyeh's office says the two discussed Israel's blockade of Gaza and recent escalations in Israeli-Palestinian fighting.

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.

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