Hamas: Abbas trying to destroy Palestinian unity deal, playing into hands of Israel

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 8, 2014 15:26

Hamas accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of trying to sabotage the unity deal between the two Palestinian factions, AFP reported on Monday.

At a meeting with Egyptian media representatives in Cairo Saturday night, Abbas said his partnership with Hamas couldn’t continue as long as the situation in the Gaza Strip remains unchanged. Abbas accused Hamas of running its own “shadow government” in the Gaza Strip through 27 directors-general who were managing various ministries.

AFP quoted Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum as responding that the PA president was trying "to destroy the reconciliation and play into the hands of the Americans and the Israelis."


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