Switch to Forum Live View Hamas and Fatah feud over whether to abide by agreements w/ Israel (which PA has not honored)
|1 year ago :: Feb 19, 2012 - 6:14PM #1|
And there are those who think we should have a single country with these numb nuts in its government, or actually running its government? In what universe would that make sense? Who would benefit from such a situation?
Hamas, Fatah feud over political platform of gov't
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH 02/19/2012 19:45
Abbas: Unity gov't will honor all agreements with Israel; Hamas says it will have nothing to do with PA president's program.
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On Saturday, Abbas told the Italian consul-general in Jerusalem during a meeting in Ramallah that a Palestinian unity government, which would be established under the terms of the Qatari-brokered deal, would abide by the PLO's political program.
Abbas said that the unity government would also honor all agreements that were signed between the PLO and Israel, including the Oslo Accords.
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Abbas's statements about the political agenda of the unity government drew sharp criticism from Hamas, whose leaders rushed Sunday to deny the PA president's remarks.
Hamas does not want to be seen as having recognized the Oslo Accords or Israel's right to exist by agreeing to the formation of a unity government with Abbas's Fatah faction.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri emphasized that the proposed unity government "would have nothing to with Abbas's political program, which we categorically reject," Abu Zuhri said.
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