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December 21, 2018 10:02 am

Hamas Leader Likely to Visit Moscow at Start of 2019

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Hamas fighters take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the terror group’s founding, in Gaza City, Dec. 16, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.

The leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas is likely to visit Moscow at the start of next year, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday, according to the RIA news agency.

Bogdanov said Moscow was also ready to organize a meeting between Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, which runs the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

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