The exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal greets Palestinians as he parades through the streets with Hamas prime minister, not seen, following Mashaal's arrival in Gaza City, Friday, Dec. 7

 

              The exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal greets Palestinians as he parades through the streets with Hamas prime minister, not seen, following Mashaal
The exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal greets Palestinians as he parades through the streets with Hamas prime minister, not seen, following Mashaal's arrival in Gaza City, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Mashaal broke into tears Friday as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international acceptance and its defiance of Israel. Khaled Mashaal, who left the West Bank as a child and leads the Islamic militant movement from Qatar, crossed the Egyptian border, kissed the ground, and was greeted by a crowd of Hamas officials and representatives of Hamas' rival Fatah party. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hams, Pool)