Hamas slams Abbas’ recent remarks as unjustified

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-The Hamas Movement strongly denounced Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas for recent press remarks against it and described them as unjustified.

Its spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said on Sunday that the information that Abbas had relied on in his remarks was false and unfounded, and contained unjustified remarks against the resistance which made a great victory in Gaza.

The spokesman called on Abbas to refrain from making such press statements and give a chance for the inter-Palestinian dialog to complete the execution of the other reconciliation files.

PA president Mahmoud Abbas last night told journalists at his residence in Cairo that he would not allow such political situation with Hamas to keep going in its current form.

Abbas accused Hamas of having a shadow government of 27 deputy ministers running the affairs in Gaza, and claimed that the unity government is unable to do anything on the ground.

He also alleged that the last Israeli war claimed the lives of only 50 Palestinians from Hamas and 861 others from Fatah.

In another context, senior Hamas official Husam Badran condemned the PA for escalating its political arrests and summonses against Hamas members and supporters in the West Bank and described its actions as unacceptable.

Badran stated in press remarks that the persistence of the PA security apparatuses in committing violations against the Palestinians in the West Bank is a betrayal of the martyrs’ blood and a blow to the unified Palestinian position, which supports the resistance and rejects the security cooperation with the Israeli occupation.

He called on Hamas members and supporters in the West Bank not to respond to security summonses and stand up in the face of the PA security violations.

The family committee of political detainees said in a recent report that the PA security apparatuses detained 41 young men and summoned 33 others from August 26, 2014 to September 4, 2014.



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