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  Iyar 11, 5773 , 21/04/13

Hamas Slams Kerry's Call on Erdoğan to Delay Gaza Visit

The Hamas rulers of Gaza criticized United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday for urging Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to delay a visit to the southern Mediterranean coastal area, tentatively scheduled for the middle of May, according to Agence France PresseHamas spokesman Sami Abu-Zuhri accused Kerry and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas - who met in Istanbul earlier in the day - of "collusion in a bid to maintain the [Israeli] blockade on Gaza." Abu-Zuhri added, in a statement, "This proves US involvement in consecrating the Gaza blockade."

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