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Hamas distances itself from Palestinian statehood bid at UN

Speaking with Ma'an news agency, Hamas officials say planned move to garner recognition of Palestinian independence in General Assembly was undertaken without consulting the Gaza Strip-ruling group.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/hamas_distances_itself_from_palestinian_statehood_bid_at_un_20110912

The Palestinian Authority's push to achieve recognition of an independent Palestinian state in the United Nations has nothing to do with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Hamas officials said on Monday, adding that the campaign was launched without consulting Hamas leaders.

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