Hamas says charities are 'not political'

Politics aside, some Palestinians say Hamas plays an important social role in Gaza.

    A major stumbling block in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is Israel's unwillingness to deal with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas.

    Politics aside - the group, which controls the Gaza Strip, plays an important social role in Gaza.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from the coastal strip.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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