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Haniyeh invites prominent cleric to Gaza

Feb. 19, 2011 5:25 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 20, 2011 12:07 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza has invited influential Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to the Strip.

In a phone call on Saturday, Haniyeh congratulated the Egyptian-born cleric on the victory of the revolution which led the the toppling of former leader Hosni Mubarak, a Ma'an correspondent reported.

The Gaza-based premier thanked Al-Qaradawi for mentioning the Palestinian struggle, the occupation of Jerusalem and the siege of Gaza when he addressed crowds in Tahrir Square.

Al-Qaradawi delivered the Friday sermon in central Cairo as hundreds of thousands flocked to the square to celebrate, one week after Mubarak's regime collapsed under a popular revolt.

The sheikh is controversial in some Western nations for his views on Israel and homosexuality.
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