Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

Author: Agence France PresseSat, 2017-05-06 17:57ID: 1494072089103638900
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Hamas’s former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, has been elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal, its official media announced Saturday.
Haniya is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas since 2007, unlike Meshaal who lives in exile in Doha and has completed the maximum two terms in office.
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