Hamas leader defiant in 25th anniversary rally speech
8 December 2012 Last updated at 20:59 GMT
Hamas's political leader Khaled Meshaal has told tens of thousands of people marking the 25th anniversary of the Palestinian Islamist group's founding that it will not recognise Israel.
In a fiery speech during his first ever visit to Gaza, he said Palestinians would not cede any part of their land.
Mr Meshaal's visit follows a ceasefire that ended days of violence between Israel and Hamas last month.
He is due to talk of reconciliation with its Palestinian rival, Fatah.
Yolande Knell reports.