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Hamas Leader Says Abbas Is 'Lying' About Unity Govt.
Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/14 | Ari Yashar

Posted on 04/29/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Hamas will never recognize Israel's right to exist or put its terrorist army under Palestinian Authority (PA) control according to a senior Hamas official, who on Tuesday revealed his version of the unity government deal reached last Wednesday.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared on Saturday that the new government will "obey my policy," and would "recognize Israel and reject violence and terrorism, and recognize international commitments," even as he re-declared the government would never recognize Israel as the Jewish state - a point Hamas concurred on.

However Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a senior official and co-founder of Hamas, had a different recollection of the unity deal.

"Abbas is not telling them the truth. He says 'this is my government'. But it is not his government. It is a government of national unity. He is marketing it in this way to minimize (international) pressure," Zahar told Reuters.

Speaking of that international pressure, Zahar cited the Israeli suspension of talks before their March 29 deadline and implementation of sanctions, as well as American talk of cutting funding to the PA over the unity with Hamas.

According to Zahar, Abbas "is trying to overcome a great wave of pressure," adding that Hamas is waiting for steps to be taken establishing a unity government, having handed over a list of possible ministers. Zahar further noted that Abbas "is seeking a guarantee that US financial support will continue."

"Nobody will touch our troops"

Another point that was not addressed in the unity deal is the question of who will hold control of the armed forces of the PA and Hamas.

The PA's Western-trained forces have in the past cooperated with Israel in security matters in Judea and Samaria, which Zahar called "shameful." Hamas's military wing is estimated to include roughly 20,000 terrorists.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; alzahar; hamas; unitygovernment
OK. So start killing each other, already. It's been two weeks since the Unity Government was announced. I made popcorn and everything.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
How many unity governments has this been?

The fourth or fifth?

And it always follows the same pattern: Abbas announces it, the New York Slimes, the State Department and the Israeli left all hail it as a breakthrough, and then at some point the Hamas maniacs get bored with the game and call it off.

2 posted on 04/29/2014 3:00:35 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Abbas lying? I am shocked, just SHOCKED, I tell you all...


3 posted on 04/29/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I will say that I am actually surprised this MB scumbag did not play along with the taqqyia...


4 posted on 04/29/2014 3:01:39 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.
Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a senior official and co-founder of Hamas, had a different recollection of the unity deal. "Abbas is not telling them the truth. He says 'this is my government'. But it is not his government. It is a government of national unity. He is marketing it in this way to minimize (international) pressure," ... Abbas "is trying to overcome a great wave of pressure... is seeking a guarantee that US financial support will continue."

5 posted on 04/29/2014 3:08:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Tomorrow he'll admit to lying about lying and Kerry will criticize Israel.

6 posted on 04/30/2014 5:49:35 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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