Why the UK’s ban on Hamas is counterproductive

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In 2006, following its victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections, then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, exceptionally allowed two senior Hamas members – Dr Ahmed Yousef, a moderate political adviser to Ismail Haniya, and MP Sayed Abu Musamih – to visit the UK. They discreetly held meetings with members of the UK Parliament and figures close to the government. They were also toured around Northern Ireland, and introduced to Sinn Féin and IRA leaders, including Martin Mcguinness, Gerry Adams, and Gerry Kelly, where they learned about the Irish struggle and the Good Friday agreement. This…

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