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KHALED MASHAAL GETS A HERO TREATMENT AT MEETING WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DMITRY MEDVEDEV

HAMAS- THE DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM MOVEMENT OF PALESTINE MEETS RUSSIAN PRESIDENT 

Russia has rebuffed Israel’s criticism of President Dmitry Medvedev’s meeting with the leader of the Palestinian group Hamas.”Hamas is not an artificial structure,” Andrei Nesterenko, the Russian foreign ministry spokesman, said in a statement on Thursday.
“It is a movement  that draws on the trust and sympathy of a large number of Palestinians. We have regular contacts with this movement. “It is known that all other participants of the Middle East quartet are also in some sort of contact with Hamas leadership, although for some unknown reason they are shy to publicly admit it,” Nesterenko said.
Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, on Thursday briefed Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, on the meeting in Damascus, the Syrian capital. The Russian president urged Hamas to work on a reconciliation deal with its rival Fatah, and insisted that “no one” should be excluded from the Middle East peace process, according to his spokeswoman.
“Issues related to the re-establishment of Palestinian unity as an indispensable condition for the success of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were at the centre of the meeting,” Nesterenko said.Medvedev met Meshaal following a meeting with Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president.

Russia is a member of the so-called Middle East Quartet, but unlike its three partners it has long urged immediate engagement with Hamas.This meeting is a strong support for Hamas, the democratic movement for freedom in Palestine and one of the most important actors in the fight for freedom and democracy in the region.

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