05.12.2011 09.Kislev. 5772
“Fatah is a recognized political movement, but Hamas is a terrorist organization," says secretary-general of the IPU.
Hamas members will not be allowed to represent the Palestinian Authority in the International Organization of Parliaments (IPU), the group’s secretary-general, Andres B. Johnsson, told Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Sunday.
“Fatah is a recognized political movement, but Hamas is a terrorist organization. The PA must choose a side. Hamas is trying to use the IPU to pave its way to international recognition,” Rivlin told Johnsson.
“Your organization must make it clear that it will not allow Hamas members in its ranks, whether or not there is a unity deal [between Hamas and the PA],” the Knesset speaker said. “Do not help Hamas get international recognition.”…