Hamas invited for talks in South Africa

March 2, 2006 16:29

A Hamas spokesman said Thursday that the terrorist group, which is to take over the Palestinian government this month, had been invited to South Africa for talks with officials. No timetable had been set for the visit, spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said. The invitation dealt yet another blow to Israel's efforts to isolate Hamas. "We would be concerned that giving legitimacy to an unreformed Hamas could stifle the possibility that the movement will transform itself from a terrorist organization to a political party," Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said.

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