Hamas rejects Abbas's call to visit Jerusalem

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 27, 2012 20:43

 
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Hamas rejected an invitation by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for Arab leaders to visit Jerusalem, dismissing Abbas's insistence that such a visit would not equal normalization with Israel, Al Jazeera reported Monday.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that Hamas officials would enter Jerusalem only to "save it from the occupation and strengthen the resilience of its people."

Barhoum urged Arab and Islamic leaders to put "political and media" pressure on Israel in order to isolate the Jewish state and impose "deterrent penalties against it."

Barhoum stressed that sentiment in the Arab world is aligned with the desire to "liberate Jerusalem, and rid it of the occupation."

"This is no longer impossible in light of the Islamic renaissance and the Arab Spring," he said.

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