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Founded 1987

Headquarters: Gaza, Palestinian territories

Ideology: Sunni Islamism, Sharia law, Islamic fundamentalism, Palestinian nationalism

Religion: Sunni Islam

Founders: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin & Mahmoud Zahar


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Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (R) welcomes Hamas’s political chief Khaled Meshaal before a meeting in Khartoum March 6, 2011. REUTERS

Leadership

Chief of the Political Bureau: Khaled Meshaal / Khaled Mashal (exiled)

Deputy Chief of the Political Bureau: Mousa Abu Marzouq

Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah

Foreign Minister: Mahmoud Zahar


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