Hamas elects Khaled Meshaal to head diaspora office
Meshaal to assume position for 4-year term
GAZA CITY, Palestine
The Palestinian resistance group Hamas elected its former chief Khaled Meshaal as head of its office in the diaspora, a source in the group said Monday.
The source, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency that elections earlier in the day to choose a president of the group abroad resulted in Meshaal being elected for a four-year term.
Meshaal was Hamas leader from 1996 until 2017 before he was succeeded by incumbent chief Ismail Haniyeh.
Since mid-February, Hamas has held internal elections in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and abroad.
On March 10, the group re-elected Yahya Sinwar as its president in the Gaza Strip.
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