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| Mashaal says Hamas will not abandon struggle|
| Updated at: 1329 PST, Thursday, May 07, 2009|
DAMASCUS: Exiled Hamas supremo Khaled Mashaal has denied reports that his party wants to abandon the course of struggle.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Mashaal blamed a US newspaper for manipulating facts in an interview. He said his party will never abandon its manifesto or shun struggle. Mashaal said the Palestinians will continue struggling against the Israeli occupation.