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Facebook removes page devoted to Hamas leader

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Facebook removed a group dedicated to supporting Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.

The group had more than 10,000 "friends," according to the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, which first reported that the Facebook group called "Commander Ismail Haniyeh" had been shut down.

Several other Haniyeh fan pages remain online.

A Facebook page supporting Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Mashaal has more than 17,000 members, according to reports.  
 

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