Via MEMRI, we learn that a ‘delegation from the British Parliament met with Hamas political bureau head Khaled Mash’al in Damascus on November 2’. The delegation. According to the Hamas website, the delegation were there as ‘part of European efforts to open channels of communication with Hamas’ and ‘gain a deeper understanding of the “issue”‘. Apparently, members of the delegation ‘were satisfied that no peace could be realised in the region [Israel/Palestine] without a dialogue with Hamas, who had the trust of the people by dint of their democratic mandate‘.
What’s interesting is that the Rt. Hon. David Milliband MP, the Foreign Secretary, has been ‘in the region’ over the last few days, with visits to Jordan and Turkey. I wonder if he found time to drop in on the meeting with Mr Meshaal?