The Taliban would never seek ties with Western institutions. The Taliban condemn education for women, whilst Hamas values education for women. The Hamas leadership are well educated and are perfectly aware of the major importance of the find of the Apollo of Palestine/Gaza and the need to preserve the statue as part of Palestine's heritage. In the face of the unfair attempts to isolate Hamas, a nationalist-Islamic Palestinian movement with a broad base, I find it quite legitimate for Hamas to use the Apollo of Gaza to establish links with Western institutions and defeat the attempts to isolate it.
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