Hamas bars Gaza youths bereaved in war from visiting Israel

December 28, 2014 1:12 PM

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Hamas bars Gaza youths bereaved in war from visiting Israel

ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER (Reuters) - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip prevented on Sunday a group of Palestinian children who lost parents in the July-August war with Israel from making a rare goodwill visit to the Jewish state, organizers of the trip said.

Gaza's Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry, citing the children's "suspicious" itinerary, confirmed they were barred from crossing the border.

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