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Hamas leaders meet Jordan’s King

The head of Hamas political bureau, Khalid Meshal, met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and senior officials on Thursday for discussions on Palestine.

King Abdullah reassured Mr Meshal of Jordan’s continued support for the Palestinian cause and internal reconciliation. “Jordan will continue its support to the Palestinians to ease their suffering by providing them with every possible assistance in the West Bank and Gaza Strip,” the King said.


The King also reaffirmed his support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian State on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. That solution, according to the King, should be achieved through dialogue based on the two-state solution, international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

Mr Meshal and members of Hamas political bureau also met the head of the Jordanian intelligence, Faisal al-Shobaki, who also confirmed the continuance of the positive Jordanian-Palestinian relationship.

Important meeting

On his part, Meshal praised the strong relations between the Palestinian and Jordanian peoples. He described his meeting with King Abdullah II as very important within “the framework of maintaining consultation and cooperation between both sides.”

The Hamas leader said his movement rejected completely the idea of the ‘alternative country’ in Jordan. He also affirmed the right of all Palestinians in diaspora to return to their homeland.

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