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        9/16/2011, Elul 17, 5771

      Hamas: UN Recognition Only Worth a Flag


      The Hamas terror organization said, Thursday evening, that the Palestinian Authority's application to the United Nations for recognition as a sovereign state will bring its residents nothing more than an additional flag flying at U.N. headquarters.

      Hamas spokesman Sami Abu-Zuhri said, in Gaza, the bid will not pressure Israel to withdraw from the lands it has taken. He added that PA officials in Judea and Samaria did not take Hamas's stance into account when they decided to make the application.