Hamas said it rejects Abbas' statements during White House visit

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May 3, 2017 20:23
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Hamas, the main rival to Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, said it rejects the Palestinian Authority president’s statement on Wednesday.

“No one authorized Mahmoud Abbas to represent the Palestinain people and everything that he issued in terms of positions are not binding,” Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri posted on Twitter.

Abu Zuhri added that Abbas’s comment that all final status issues can be resolved is unacceptable.

“These national Palestinian rights belong to the Palestinian people and no one has the right to relinquish them,” he stated.
After this paragraph: Immediately after their statements, one of Abbas' former advisers, Diana Buttu, expressed skepticism on Twitter over the point of the summit: "Abbas will get nothing from this meeting," she wrote.

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