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Exiled leader Khaled Mashaal (center), in his first visit to Gaza, joins Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh (right) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the militant group. Once the target of an Israeli assassination attempt, Mr. Mashaal now is confident enough to enter Gaza and walk around in public. (Associated Press)

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Exiled leader Khaled Mashaal (center), in his first visit to Gaza, joins Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh (right) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the militant group. Once the target of an Israeli assassination attempt, Mr. Mashaal now is confident enough to enter Gaza and walk around in public. (Associated Press)

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Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal waves to Palestinian Hamas supporters during a rally to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the militant group, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal waves to Palestinian Hamas supporters during a rally to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the militant group, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrivaes at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Dec. 7, 2012. The exiled chief broke into tears 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. (Associated Press)

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Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrivaes at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Dec. 7, 2012. The exiled chief broke into tears 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. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 15, 2010, file photograph, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal speaks to journalists after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon. Mashaal won't seek re-election, Hamas announced Saturday, paving the way for a leadership contest and possible struggle over the ideological direction of the Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

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** FILE ** Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (left) and Khaled Mashaal (right), chief of the Islamic militant group Hamas, sit with Qatar's crown prince, Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, as they sign a reconciliation agreement in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Thaer Ghanaim, Palestinian President's Office)

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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal (left) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are scheduled to meet next week to discuss actions on a deal reached in May to end a 4 1/2-year rift between Hamas and Mr. Abbas' Fatah party. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 15, 2010, file photograph, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal speaks to journalists after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon. Mashaal won't seek re-election, Hamas announced Saturday, paving the way for a leadership contest and possible struggle over the ideological direction of the Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS/HAMAS MEDIA OFFICE Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (center left) shakes hands with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Cairo on Wednesday after agreement on a reconcilation pact. Left unresolved was who will lead the government to be formed. There was also no mention of relations with Israel.