So here was the story: That Hamas had dropped off a letter, addressed to President Obama, to U.N. Relief and Works Agency chief Karen Abu Zayed, who subsequently handed the letter off to visiting Sen. John KerryJohn KerryJohn Kerry channels Yoda in tweetstorm John Kerry goes on tweetstorm as Senate eyes Iran legislation John Kerry's advice to Harvard grads: Learn Russian MORE (D-Mass.), who has been touring Gaza with Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). Straight from the Web site of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, comes the denial of the BBC report:
"...Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhum denied sending the letter, although he said the Islamic movement is 'happy to have contact with all international sides in order to support Palestinian rights.'

UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness told Reuters the letter had been left for Kerry at the gate of the UN compound and that he did not know the content. 'We don't open other people's mail,' Gunness said. Kerry's office had no immediate comment."

Kerry, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and companions didn't meet with Hamas during their trip.