It puzzles me how Meshal has emerged as a Palestinian leade, and why Qatar of all countries is promoting him - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 10.01.13 | 02:39 (IST)

    He has not been in Palestine since the age of 15, which makes him an emigre and quite unsuitable for national leadership. The first and only time he visited Gaza last month - and quite aside from the childish histrionics such as kissing the ground and bursting into tears -- he declared war on Israel. Barely two weeks earlier, 138 countries showed their sympathy to the Palestinians by recognizing their state within the 1967 border, but Mr. Meshal turns around and says, Thanks no thanks, I want it all. I will believe the negotiations are serious when Abu Mazin sits down with representatives of the constituted government of Gaza.

    from the article: Abbas, Meshal hold talks in Cairo in bid to reach conciliation agreement
    First published 01:32 10.01.13 | Last updated 01:32 10.01.13
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