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Monday, April 03, 2006

Hamas confirms talks, France denies

Earlier today, I reported that Fwance was quietly holding talks with Hamas on behalf of the European Union. Now Hamas is confirming the 'talks' and and Fwance is denying them. Whom do you believe? Who has a greater motivation for lying? I would believe Hamas about this one....

A Hamas official confirmed on Monday that France held secret talks with its representatives on behalf of the European Union, a break in the policy of isolating the new Palestinian government.

The Palestinian source further claimed that France was attempting to improve relations between the European Community and the group that Israel had urged countries to reject. [The lessons of Vichy have never been properly learned. CiJ]

French Ambassador to Israel Gerard Araud previously refuted the allegations made in a report submitted to officials in Jerusalem, Army Radio reported.

Israel also suspected that other countries including India, Japan and China would soon publicly recognize the Hamas-led government.

According to the report, despite the refusal of the US and Israel to negotiate with the Palestinians, the European Union, Russia and India were already holding secret or open talks with Hamas officials.

The Foreign Ministry announced that it planned clarification talks with France and all other countries who allegedly engaged in discussions with the Hamas-led government.


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