Khaled Meshaal
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Hamas leader defiant in 25th anniversary rally speech

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.

  • 08 Dec 2012