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Hamas Legislator says Denied French Visa

A Hamas legislator said on Monday that France had denied him a visa to visit as part of an unofficial Palestinian parliamentary delegation. Salah al-Bardaweel said he would apply to other European countries to grant him a visa to join a delegation of four other Palestinian lawmakers from parties unconnected to Hamas who are visiting France, Norway, Spain, Germany, Italy and Austria. “They gave no reasons for the rejection but it was clear I was denied a visa because I am a parliamentarian from Hamas,” Bardaweel told Reuters. There was no immediate comment from French authorities. Full Story

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