Skip to comments.Hamas Leader Says Abbas Is 'Lying' About Unity Govt.
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
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.
Abbas lying? I am shocked, just SHOCKED, I tell you all...
I will say that I am actually surprised this MB scumbag did not play along with the taqqyia...
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."
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Tomorrow he'll admit to lying about lying and Kerry will criticize Israel.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.