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Anne Bayefsky

Hamas Welcomed at UN Headquarters in Geneva

Monday, March 19, 2012

Today the UN Human Rights Council and its UN staff in Geneva advertised and facilitated an event that handed a UN pass, and a UN microphone, in a UN room, to a representative of the terrorist organization Hamas.

...notwithstanding the fact that the grotesque antisemitic charter of Hamas advocates the murder of Jews and the obliteration of the Jewish state - and the organization's members are continuing to use unspeakable cruelty and violence to realize that horrendous goal.

Here is the UN advertisement a Bulletin posted on the UN website of the event organized by the UN-accredited NGO "Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development (MFPD)".

Here are photos of the Hamas speaker Ismail al-Ashqar a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council at the session. (He is the individual wearing a red tie.)

Here is some of the material distributed at UN Headquarters during the event. Among other things, it includes a call for genocide against the Jewish people. "We ask Almighty God to...liberate all Palestinian territories..."

Yes, an organization dedicated to genocide but
handed a platform by the United Nations "human rights" apparatus.