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Hamas explained in a written statement that the ban was also a "violation" which prevented the Palestinian people from communicating with the world.
On Tuesday, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly banned the officials from entering the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli media.
The ban was issued over recent meetings between Swiss officials and members of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Israeli Channel Two reported.
According to the channel, Swiss representatives recently held talks with Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh and group leader in Gaza Yahya al-Sinwar.
Hamas said Sinwar met Tuesday with Julian Toni, the Swiss ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, in Gaza. Two weeks ago, Haniyeh met with a Swiss delegation led by Swiss peace envoy Roland Stinger.
Hamas called on the international community not to "surrender to Israeli terrorism".
Home to nearly two million Palestinians, the Gaza Strip has been reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since Hamas seized control of the enclave in 2007.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said earlier that nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the raid in eastern Syria.
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The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.