Hamas chief urges Palestinian unity as congress set for delay

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, pictured in Doha on September 21, 2014, said Palestinian leaders from the Islamist movement Hamas and the secular Fatah had to present a unified frontHamas chief Khaled Meshaal on Monday called for “national unity” but said a first congress among Palestinian leaders in 20 years should be postponed until a compromise is struck. Meshaal, speaking in Qatar where he lives in exile, said Palestinian leaders from the Islamist movement Hamas and the secular Fatah had to present a unified front.

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