Haniyeh slams Egypt summit, calls for resistance

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June 24, 2007 18:00




Deposed Palestinian Authority Chairman Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas on Sunday rejected a summit planned for Egypt with Israeli and Arab leaders, saying only "resistance" would produce results for his people. Speaking in Gaza, which his movement overran earlier this month, defeating the forces allied with Abbas, Haniyeh said, "the Americans won't give anything. Israel won't give us anything. Our land, our nation will not come back to us except with steadfastness and resistance," a code word for attacks against Israel. On Monday, Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are to join the president of Egypt and king of Jordan for a summit meeting meant to boost Abbas in his battle with Hamas.


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