Kerry in Gaza
Which may have been received by John Kerry, who is willing to “listen and learn.” “Hamas ‘sends Barack Obama letter,'” from the BBC, February, 19:
The Palestinian group Hamas has sent a letter addressed to the US president via a US politician visiting Gaza, a senior UN official has said.
UN relief agency chief Karen Abu Zayd told the BBC the letter had been received by the UN and passed on.
She did not say if Senator John Kerry had accepted it, and there were no details about the letter’s contents.
The US views Hamas, which seized control of Gaza in 2007, as a terrorist organisation and will not deal with it.
A former presidential candidate, Mr Kerry was visiting Gaza with US congressmen Brian Baird and Keith Ellison in the first such visit to the Hamas-run Strip since 2007.
The men are not likely to meet Hamas.
Correspondents say their visit appears to be more humanitarian than political.[…]
Earlier he [Kerry] said: “[The visit] does not indicate any shift whatsoever with respect to Hamas… what it indicates is our effort to listen and to learn.”…