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Cabinet member visits Hamas leader

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (JTA) — Public Security Minister Avigdor Kahalani visited this week jailed Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. The ailing Hamas leader said he was receiving good treatment
from the two doctors assigned to him, and requested that his wife
and 11 children be allowed to visit him more frequently. Kahalani reportedly said Yassin’s release should be considered in light of his medical condition. Yassin was jailed for life by Israel in 1989 for planning terrorist attacks and kidnappings of Israeli soldiers.