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Assad, Mashaal confer over Palestinian reconciliation

Head of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas Khaled Mashaal met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus on Saturday and discussed Palestinian national reconciliation process and efforts have been made in this regard.

Assad reaffirmed his concern for Palestinian reconciliation, asserting that he will support any effort that will lead to an agreement between Palestinian factions, Syria’s Presidential office announced in a statement.

The Syrian President reiterated that Palestinian unity would be the only way to restore Palestinian rights and face the challenges they are confronted with, the statement added.

They also tackle the latest developments in the Palestinian territories as well as critical situation of the Gazans.

Khaled Mashaal, for his part, appreciated efforts made by Assad and Syrian government in helping Palestinian nation and strengthening unity of them.

After the meeting Hamas official Izzat Ar-Rashq told reporters that Assad and Mashaal also talked about continuous Israeli assaults, settlement activity, plans to Judaize al-Qods and divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The meeting held between the Hamas delegation and Syrian officials was undertaken as part of a tour of Arab and Muslim countries, Ar-Rashq said.

The Hamas delegation has also visited Yemen, Libya, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.

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