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Haniyeh Re-elected as Hamas Chief

Haniyeh Re-elected as Hamas Chief

Sunday, 1 August, 2021 - 14:00
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Reuters file photo

Ismail Haniyeh has been elected to a second term as head of Hamas movement that controls the Gaza Strip, two Palestinian officials told Reuters on Sunday.

"Haniyeh was re-elected as the head of the movement's political office for a second time," one official told Reuters. His term will last four years.

Haniyeh, the group's leader since 2017, has controlled its political activities throughout several armed confrontations with Israel - including an 11-day conflict in May that left over 250 in Gaza and 13 in Israel dead.

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