On Friday, Dec. 07, 2012, Hamas Political Bureau Chairman Khaled Meshal arrived in Gaza. It was his first time in Palestine in decades. At age 11, his family fled after Israel’s Six Day War. In 1975, he returned briefly. On arrival, he was joyously welcomed. Tight security accompanied him. He entered through Egypt’s Rafah crossing. Symbolically, he kissed the soil and prayed. His stay is short. He’ll remain 48 hours.