Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter

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Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:41 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas' top leader in the Gaza Strip weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group.

Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized for "a number of days" this month. He did not disclose what she was treated for.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli military confirmed the hospital stay. She spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to release the information otherwise. Hamas officials were not immediately available for comment.

Israel and Hamas fought a fierce 50-day war this summer that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 72 people on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers.