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UN Envoy to Middle East Maintained Hamas Contacts

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 26, 2012 @ 12:51 pm In The Point | 4 Comments


And he probably isn’t the only one [2]. There is a high likelihood that the Obama Administration has its own contacts with Hamas.

The United Nations envoy to the Middle East acknowledged Sunday that he has maintained quiet contacts with the Islamist group Hamas for “years,” despite the international community’s policy to isolate the group.

In an interview with McClatchy, Robert Serry described his office’s contacts with Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007, as “quiet engagements” and said his office was now “hoping to help the parties get to a more durable solution”.

“Because we are on the ground we have our informal contacts with Hamas. How could we not?” he said. “We also have our quiet engagements with Hamas to work for a calm. In the last years I have been working to pass on messages to Hamas.”

One wonders what was in those messages.

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[2] he probably isn’t the only one: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1112/hamas_united_nations.php3#.ULOc9x3AeIA

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