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Haniyeh meets Northern Ireland’s Adams in Gaza

Posted in Palestine and the International Community, The Gaza Strip by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009
Haniyeh and Adams

Haniyeh and Adams

The leader of Irish Republican Army-linked Sinn Fein party met with the head of the internationally shunned Hamas government during a two-day visit to Gaza and said he plans to brief President Obama’s special Mideast envoy about his contacts.

Gerry Adams, a key player in Northern Ireland’s peace process, met with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh late Wednesday and planned more talks with officials of the Islamic militant group Thursday.

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“The fact is that the people of Palestine and the people of Israel are destined to live side by side. I believe that most people want a peaceful accommodation,” he said. “Following my meeting with Mr Haniyeh I believe that progress is possible.”

He also said: “As I have said consistently there needs to be a dialogue between the people of Palestine and their leadership and the people of Israel and their leadership. That is what worked in Ireland.”

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