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October 22, 2015 10:03 am

South Africa’s ANC Party Hosts Hamas Despite Harsh Criticism From Israel

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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

South Africa’s ruling party hosted a rally in Cape Town for a top Hamas leader on Wednesday, capping off a controversial visit by pledging to stand by Palestinians amid growing violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The African National Congress (ANC) invited exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and colleagues from the Islamist militant group on a three-day visit to South Africa, sparking strong criticism from Israel.

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