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Location: GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, ---
December 7, 2012

Masked militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, patrol in the streets of Gaza city, during the visit of Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to Gaza, 07 December 2012. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrived in the Gaza Strip 07 December, his first-ever visit to the salient after years in exile. Meshaal, who was born in 1996 in Silwad, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, is currently based in Qatar. He was previously based in Damascus but moved earlier this year because of the Syrian civil war. He has led Hamas since 1996, and in September 1997 he survived an Israeli assassination attempt in Amman, Jordan.

Credit: EPA

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