Russian officials confirmed that Hamas leaders will visit Moscow on Friday. The Russian news agency Itar-Tass quoted a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Monday saying the visit would go forward. Russia angered Israel and the United States by inviting the group in the wake of its landslide victory last month in Palestinian legislative elections.
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