Israel bans Gerry Adams from Gaza because he plans to meet Hamas officials

Northern Ireland political leader Gerry Adams will not be allowed to enter Gaza this week because he plans to meet Hamas officials, Israel said Tuesday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel "would not help Adams meet with Hamas terror leaders." A spokesman for Adams, Ted Howell, said Adams and his delegation planned to visit Gaza on Wednesday. He said, "we will meet with whoever wants to meet us."