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Hamas Leader Visits Moscow to Meet with Russian Leaders

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with foreign journalists in Gaza City on June 20, 2019. AP
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with foreign journalists in Gaza City on June 20, 2019. AP

Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh landed in Moscow on Saturday ahead of a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the Gaza-based terrorist group said.

Haniyeh is accompanied by a delegation of senior Hamas officials including military leader Saleh al-Arouri and other members of Hamas’ political bureau.

Discussions in Russia will revolve around “mutual ties” and “other issues relating to the situation in Palestine,” Hamas said.

The meeting comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and Israel due to Jewish state support for Ukraine as well as Israeli airstrikes in Syria.

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