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Hamas official to speak at human rights council

March 18, 2012 5:04 P.M. (Updated: March 18, 2012 5:05 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Senior Hamas official Ismail al-Ashqar is set to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, a statement said.

Al-Ashqar arrived in Switzerland on Sunday, ahead of a talk which will address the issue of Hamas members being held in Israeli jails, the statement added.

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