Iranian authorities on November 5 confirmed that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had met in recent days with the political chief of the Iran-backed Palestinian group Hamas in Tehran, confirming remarks made a day earlier by Hamas. The Iranian leader’s meeting with Ismail Haniya came as violence raged in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip amid retaliatory strikes by Israeli forces following Hamas extremists’ attacks inside Israel. Khamenei’s office said Haniya provided reports of the latest developments in Gaza.

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