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Sinn Fein and Hamas: together at last.
And the IRA head is now reporting to Barack Obama. What could go wrong?
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The leader of Irish Republican Army-linked Sinn Fein party met with the head of the internationally shunned Hamas government during a two-day visit to Gaza and said he plans to brief President Obama’s special Mideast envoy about his contacts.
Gerry Adams, a key player in Northern Ireland’s peace process, met with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh late Wednesday and planned more talks with officials of the Islamic militant group Thursday.
Haniyeh’s meeting with Adams, at an undisclosed location in Gaza City, was not announced ahead of time.
“We want to help. We support the Palestinian people,” Adams said.
Adams told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday he said he met Obama’s special Mideast envoy George Mitchell in Washington last month and told him of his plan to visit Gaza. He said he plans to “brief the Irish government, friends in the U.S., others I deal with internationally, and that would include Sen. Mitchell.”