IPU sec-gen apologizes for Hamas participation

Hamas will not be allowed to participate Inter-Parliamentary Union meetings, the NGO’s secretary-general Anders Johnsson told Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday.
Responding to a letter in which Rivlin said the Knesset is considering withdrawal from the IPU, because Hamas participated in a discussion on human rights, Johnsson wrote that he plans to keep his commitment and ban the terrorist organization.
Johnsson explained that the Hamas members came as part of a delegation and planned to describe Israel’s treatment of Palestinian prisoners. 
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