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An interview with Hamas Member of Parliament Huda Naim

International Women's Peace Organization Code Pink took action this International Women's Day. A delegation of 50 women including Alice Walker, and Code Pink Founder Medea Benjamin crossed the border from Egypt into Gaza to honor the women who live in the besieged area. While they are there, the women of the delegation are building links with the women of Gaza.

INTRO: It is rare that representatives of Hamas speak in the Western media. Huda Naim is a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza, and a representative of the Hamas Party. She was elected in 2006, after Hamas moved to form a parliamentary government. Since that election, 20 months ago Gaza has been under siege by Israel. She was interviewed through a translator on March 12, 2009 as part of International Peace Organization Codepink's delegation to Gaza. Here is Huda Naim, speaking about the election and what it has meant for Gaza.

 

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