Hamas Prohibits Gaza Children From Israel Conciliatory Trip

Gaza regime cites need to 'protect culture' of minors, prevent normalization.

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Palestinian children on a hot day in Gaza.
Palestinian children on a hot day in Gaza.Credit: AFP

Gaza's Hamas rulers say they have barred a group of children from traveling to Israel for a conciliatory trip.

Eyad Bozum, a spokesman for the Islamic militant group, said the children were prevented from traveling Sunday to "protect the culture of our children and our people" from normalizing relations with Israel.

He says Hamas turned the children back when they arrived at a crossing into Israel. He says Hamas would make sure such an attempt "will never happen again."

Yoel Marshak, the trip's Israeli organizer, said the 37 children were meant to tour Israel and the West Bank. The trip was meant to show a positive face of Israel and promote peace.

Israel and Hamas fought a brutal 50-day war this summer that killed more than 2,200 people.

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