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Hamas “mother of martyrs” runs in Palestinian poll

Hamas has chosen a mother of three sons who died fighting Israel to run for Palestinian parliament in a poll where the Islamic militant group is expected to mount a serious challenge to President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party. Mariam Farhat, widely seen as an icon of the Palestinian uprising, will join a slate of male Hamas leaders to contest a legislative election due in January in which Hamas, sworn to Israel’s destruction, is taking part for the first time. Full Story

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