Hamas's Zahar tells press Abbas is not coming to Gaza

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 30, 2011 15:21

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has no intentions of visiting the Gaza Strip in the near future, Hamas leader Mahmoud Zatar told London-based al-Quds al-Arabi, hinting that there may be threats on Abbas's life should he choose to do so.

Zahar stressed that Hamas was not interested in jeopardizing the internal situation in the Gaza Strip should Abbas decide to visit and internal Fatah violence occur as a result of unsettled accounts, referencing, according to al-Quds al-Arabi the conflict between the Palestinian Authority president and ex-Fatah figure and strident Abbas critic Muhammad Dahlan.

The Hamas leader said attempts by Abbas to rekindle the stalled reconciliation process between the ruling Islamist group in Gaza and Fatah would be futile should he visit Gaza anyhow, saying of the deal: "the [reconciliation] agreement was completed, but it's implementation is defunct."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 22, 2018
Pope begins solidarity tour of Baltic states in Lithuania

By REUTERS