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        11/1/2011, Cheshvan 4, 5772

      Hamas Welcomes UNESCO Decision


      The Hamas terror organization welcomed Monday's vote by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization to accept the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a full member, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.

      Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum called the decision "an important step for the Palestinian people," adding that it would help protect their heritage.