A top Hamas leader and the Palestinian ambassador to Tunisia have thanked Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia’s Muslim Brotherhood-linked party, Ennadha, for his role in brokering last week’s reconciliation deal between Fatah and the terrorist group.
Ghannouchi has been the most prominent Islamist leader in Tunisia for more than 30 years and was banned from entering the U.S. during the 1990s because of his support for Palestinian terrorism.
The Obama Administration lifted the ban in 2011 following the Arab Spring, even though he never renounced his support for terrorism. He met with top State Department officials in Washington last year and during his most recent visit in February.
The Middle East Monitor reports that Khalid Meshaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, called Ghannouchi to discuss the status of intra-Palestinian relations and to thank him for his role in mediating the agreement. Hamas and Fatah signed the agreement ending seven years of sometimes violent feuding last Wednesday...The Obama Admin: Worst. Judge. Of. Character. EVER!
Update: Looks like the Hamas-Abbas rapprochement occurred in the nick of time.