Hamas security chief's girl allowed to leave Gaza

April 25, 2010 17:28


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JERUSALEM— Israel has allowed the daughter of Hamas' top security official in the Gaza Strip to exit the blockaded territory for urgent medical treatment in Jordan.

Israeli military spokesman Guy Inbar said Sunday the daughter of Hamas' interior minister, Fathi Hamad, was taken to an Israeli hospital Friday before being airlifted to Jordan, where she later arrived.Jordanian officials say King Abdullah II personally appealed to Israel to allow the woman, who is in her 20s, to leave Gaza.

Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on Gaza following Hamas' 2007 takeover.

Gazans are seldom permitted to leave the enclave and must coordinate travel with Israel or Egypt.

Inbar says there were no direct contacts with Hamas over the woman's case.

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