Israel Refuses to Let Sisters of Hamas Leader Visit Gaza

August 20, 2015 12:39 PM

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Israeli authorities have denied a request by a top Hamas leader to allow his three sisters in Israel to visit the Gaza Strip for his son's wedding.

The Israeli defense body COGAT said on Thursday that Ismail Haniyeh's request was denied because of "Israeli humanitarian cases" in Gaza.

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