If the prerequisite for participation in the parliamentary forum is the throwing of the political opposition from roofs of very tall buildings, then Hamas has every right to attend. KGS
Israel fury as Hamas attends global parliamentary forum
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday slammed the decision of the Swiss-based Inter-Parliamentary Union to invite the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas to attend its 2012 session. “This is just another example of international hypocrisy,” Lieberman told Israeli public radio. “In all international organisations, the 57 Muslim countries and the many non-aligned nations have the majority and consistently take anti-Israel positions,” he charged.
A three-member delegation of MPs from Hamas’s Change and Reform party left Gaza on Thursday for the meeting in Geneva, marking the first time parliamentarians from the Islamist movement will attend a session of the IPU.