Khaled Meshaal
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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.