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Hamas leader meets Russia’s deputy FM, who urges intra-Palestinian unity

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov meets with a Hamas delegation in Moscow, the Russian embassy in Israel says.

Bogdanov meets with Hamas politburo member Musa Abu Marzouk, and the two “exchanged views on Israeli-Palestinian settlement.”

The statement declares: “There is no alternative to a political solution to the Palestinian problem on the existing legal basis,” and says the two “also discussed efforts to restore intra-Palestinian unity. The Russian side reaffirmed its readiness to provide the Palestinians with the necessary assistance in order to achieve national consensus.”

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