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Hamas chief kisses Gaza soil on first ever visit

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Hamas leader in exile Khaled Meshaal made his first visit to Gaza on Friday, kissing the ground and saying he hoped he would one day die a "martyr" in the Palestinian territory. 

Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal (L) and Gaza Strip premier Ismail Haniya wave to supporters during a press conference in Rafah. Meshaal has made his first visit to Gaza, kissing the ground and saying he hoped he would one day die a "martyr" in the Palestinian territory.

After his seven-vehicle convoy swept across the border from Egypt, Meshaal kissed Palestinian soil before embracing Gaza's Hamas premier Ismail Haniya.

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