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Haniyeh in Tunisia "to break siege on Gaza".

Prime Minister of the Palestinian government in Gaza

Strip Ismail Haniyeh Ismail Haniyeh (Arabic: إسماعيل هنية; sometimes transliterated as Ismail Haniya or Ismail Haniyah  arrived here on Thursday on a five-day visit to Tunisia

after a similar visit to Turkey.

He was received at Tunis-Carthage Airport by Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi

El-Jebali and Rashed El-Ghannouchi, leader of the Islamic Al-Nahdha

(renaissance) movement which leads the three-party ruling coalition, as well

as several senior officials.

Soon after his arrival, Haniyeh held talks with El-Jebali at El-Qasaba

Palace.

Speaking to reporters, the Hamas leader said: "My visit aims primarily to

break the unfair political and economic embargo imposed by the Israeli

occupation authority on Gaza Strip Gaza Strip (gäz`ə), (2003 est. pop. 1,330,000) rectangular coastal area, c.140 sq mi (370 sq km), SW Asia, on the Mediterranean Sea adjoining Egypt and Israel, in what was formerly SW Palestine.  since 2006."

"If the world neglected us in the past, I daresay dare·say  
intr. & tr.v.
To think very likely or almost certain; suppose. Used in the first person singular present tense: Will they be late? Yes, I daresay. I daresay you're wrong. 
 the Arab Spring, which

started from Tunisia, did justice to Gaza and to our democratically-elected

government," he affirmed.

He added that to support the Palestinian people For other uses of "Palestinian", see Definitions of Palestine and Palestinian.

Palestinian people (Arabic: الشعب الفلسطيني,
, particularly those

suffering from the Zionist blockade, is a religious and national commitment

for the Tunisian people.

Addressing the Tunisians, he said: "You offered an example to be followed

by other nations in the region by forming an integrated government that

combines the Islamic, nationalist and liberal trends and creating a new

reality that respects democracy and coexistence."

On his part, El-Jebali welcomed Haniyeh and renewed the support of the

Tunisian people and government for the Palestinian people.

During his five-day stay here, Haniyeh plans to hold talks with President

Moncef Marzouki and El-Ghannouchi, as well other senior government officials.

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Date:Jan 6, 2012
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