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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Add two more terrorists to Carter's trophy shelf

From Reuters:
Hamas said on Wednesday that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter would meet two of its leaders from Gaza in Egypt, in further defiance of Israeli leaders, who have shunned him over his contacts with the Islamist group.

Hamas official Ayman Taha told Reuters senior leaders Mahmoud al-Zahar and Saeed Seyam would travel to Cairo later in the day for talks with Carter, who began a Middle East visit on Sunday.

"Mr Carter asked for the meeting. He wanted to hear the Hamas vision regarding the situation, and we are interested in clarifying our position and emphasising the rights of our people," Taha said.
I'm surprised that Jimmy hasn't publicly offered to mediate between Hamas and Fatah yet.

Also, this means that Egypt allows Hamas leaders to freely travel between Gaza and Egypt.