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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hamas says no to Fayyad

Shavua tov, a good week to everyone.

In a move that will no doubt please the 'international community,' Hamas has officially said no to a unity government headed by Salam Fayyad.
Appointing Fayyad for the new government "is unacceptable and it cannot theoretically or practically lead to achieving reconciliation," said Mousa Abu Marzouk, the deputy chief of Hamas ' politburo.

Abu Marzouk said the unity government should replace Hamas' Gaza government and Fayyad's government in the West Bank. "We cannot talk about dissolving Haneya's government while keeping Fayyad as a prime minister," he added, referring to Hamas' Prime Minister Ismail Haneya.

It is the first time that Hamas announces openly its rejection to Fayyad to lead the government. Abbas wants Fayyad to be the upcoming premier due to his acceptance by the West to avoid international isolation of the government.

Meanwhile, President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, Hamas' main rival, condemned Hamas' attempts to impose its stances prior to next week's meeting in Cairo to discuss the formation of the government.

A Fatah leader criticized Abu Marzouk's statements, adding that he should not talk this way in the media. "The positions should have been better announced on the table of dialogue, not through the media," said Hussien al-Sheikh of Fatah.

He noted that this issue would be discussed thoroughly when Hamas and Fatah meet on Tuesday.
Can we start the civil war watch yet?


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At 1:30 AM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Excuse me, but: hahahahahaha!!

At 2:24 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

As if whatever they say do think claim need want predict threaten of promise makes an iota of difference in what they deliver. I am firmly convinced that Israel should agree to meet thje PLO anywhere anytime and talk about anything and agree to whatever they like. Then turn around and say they changed their mind and proceed to do whatever they want. That's the only thing Palestinians understand.

At 12:48 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Trudy is right.

Except for one little thing. Arabs are entitled to change their minds. Jews aren't.

If they could, Israel could just declare sovereignty over Yesha without waiting until the UN vote in September.


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