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Hamas Wins Pledge of Support from Saudi Arabia

A visiting Hamas delegation has said that it had been assured of Saudi Arabia’s continued political and financial support despite U.S.-led moves to isolate the group. Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told the movement’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal in talks over the weekend that Riyadh “stands by its commitment to support the Palestinian people politically and financially,” Hamas delegate Ezzat al-Reshq said. There was no immediate comment from the Saudi government, but the Hamas delegation’s statements meshed with Faisal’s own announcement on February 22 that the desert kingdom would not cut funding to a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority. Full Story

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