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NGO: Mashaal to meet former US president Carter
Published Thursday 24/05/2012 (updated) 24/05/2012 21:31
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Former US President Jimmy Carter smiles during his visit at the destroyed
American International School in the northern Gaza Strip June 16, 2009.
(MaanImages/Hatem Omar)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas leader Khalid Mashaal will meet with former US president Jimmy Carter in Cairo on Thursday, the director of an Egyptian NGO said.

Ibrahim al-Drawi, head of the Palestinian Studies Center in Cairo, said that the former US president was in Cairo to follow events in the Egyptian presidential elections.

Mashaal will brief Carter about the situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the status of reconciliation talks between Palestinian factions.

Under a recent deal agreed between Fatah and Hamas in the Egyptian capital, the Palestinian Elections Commission will begin work in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on May 27, after which President Mahmoud Abbas will immediately begin consultations on a consensus government as previously agreed by party leaders.

The former US president met in Damascus with Mashaal in 2008 and visited Gaza in 2009 in the aftermath of Israel's war on the coastal enclave.

During his visit to Gaza, Carter severely criticized Israel's blockade of the Strip, saying that Israel treated Gazans "more like animals than human beings."

Jimmy Carter is author of the book 'Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid', which criticizes Israel's 45-year military occupation of Palestinian land.
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1 ) Michael Craig Clark / greatprincemichael.com
24/05/2012 12:02
Jimmy Carter... a great leader !!!

2 ) Omar / Palestine
24/05/2012 14:55
Jimmy Carters Shoes is more cleaner than Obama's and Bush Face !

3 ) Mel / USA
24/05/2012 15:37
#2 Omar, LOL,I like that! Must remember that phrase! Pressie Carter is w/out doubt,the NEAREST our USA has come,in 50 yrs,to having 1)a true(global)PUBLIC-SERVANT in the people's W/House,2)a STATESMAN of true democracy,3)a morally brave,EMPATHETIC GENTLEMAN,who 4)tried his VERY best to keep political wolves,temple-money-changers & back-stabbing war-lords,at bay.Mammoth task! And,he walked away with a humble CONSCIENCE too.Encore #1 '..a great leader!'indeed,in deed!

4 ) Robert / US
26/05/2012 01:35
Peace not Apartheid.

5 ) USAUSA / USA
28/05/2012 06:32
High unemployment, high inflation, no economic growth , failed Iranian rescue mission, totally repudiated in the election of 1982. He is considered one of the worst Presidents we ever had. His lack of judgment continues. Whatever he says is slways wrong and whatever side he is on, bet on the other side.
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