Sunday, March 9, 2008

Hamas: Abbas's return to negotiations no lesser crime than IOF crimes

"GAZA, (PIC)-- The Hamas Movement on Sunday expressed utter dismay at PA chief Mahmoud Abbas's decision to resume negotiations with the Israeli occupation authority after "all those crimes", describing the decision as a "crime against the Palestinian people that is no less than occupation's crimes".

Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a statement to the PIC that the news report on a tripartite American-Israeli-Palestinian meeting in the next few days is an American-Israeli attempt to ensure that the PA leadership in Ramallah would further tighten the repressive measures against resistance forces in the West Bank topped by Hamas especially after the "martyrdom operation" in western Jerusalem.

Such an attempt enhances Hamas's insistence on rejecting those negotiations, he explained, adding, "We consider participation in those negotiations a no lesser crime than the occupation's crimes". He urged the PA leadership to halt those talks that target "liquidating the Palestine cause and the resistance project".

Abu Zuhri also wondered how could Abbas accept to participate in those talks after this big number of Palestinian martyrs especially civilians and children while refusing to have dialogue with Hamas, a thing, he opined, which reflects nature of the PA leadership's anti-resistance program.

Sa'eb Uriakat, the chief PLO negotiator, had announced that the tripartite meeting would be held on Thursday to discuss what has been implemented of the first stage of the American proposed road map plan, which focuses on fighting Palestinian resistance."

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