Meshal really believes that Hamas is not under anyone's control. In order to understand this, you have to understand the Palestinian mind. They can stare at a circle and see a square, they can stare at the color blue and see the color red, they can stare at a cat and see a dog. I tried using this mentality on my wife this weekend as an atempt to understand their thinking and it drove my wife crazy, so I stopped. So you see, Meshal DOES believe that Hamas is not influenced by any outside force. He really does! The square to him, really is a circle, and the cat really is a dog. If you don't believe me, try the experiment... unless you have a wife with a bad temper.
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from the article: Meshal: Hamas is not under control of any foreign power