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Feted in Gaza, Hamas leader hits out at Israel

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (L) and senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh flash victory signs upon arrival at a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in exile, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal will attend a rally in Gaza on Saturday to mark the founding of his Islamist group and celebrate "victory" over Israel. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (L) and senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh flash victory signs upon arrival at a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return...more

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (L) and senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh flash victory signs upon arrival at a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in exile, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal will attend a rally in Gaza on Saturday to mark the founding of his Islamist group and celebrate "victory" over Israel. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (2nd R), with senior Hamas leaders, gestures to the crowd during a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in exile, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal will attend a rally in Gaza on Saturday to mark the founding of his Islamist group and celebrate "victory" over Israel. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (2nd R), with senior Hamas leaders, gestures to the crowd during a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in...more

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (2nd R), with senior Hamas leaders, gestures to the crowd during a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in exile, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal will attend a rally in Gaza on Saturday to mark the founding of his Islamist group and celebrate "victory" over Israel. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (front L) waves to the crowd as he rides in a car beside senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (front R) in Gaza December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (front L) waves to the crowd as he rides in a car beside senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (front R) in Gaza December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (front L) waves to the crowd as he rides in a car beside senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (front R) in Gaza December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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