A Palestinian member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, hugs Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (C) as Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (L) looks on during a rally to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Islamist movement, in Gaza City on December 8, 2012. Meshaal made his first visit to Gaza, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Islamist movement's founding. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB
In this handout image supplied by the PPM, Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh receives Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Sha'ath on February 4, 2010 in Ash-Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip. The visit of Fatah official Sha'ath is the first since the violent takeover of the Strip by Hamas in 2007, with Sha'ath expected to hold talks focused on achieving reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.