Hamas: Abbas permitting attacks against our forces

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January 6, 2007 16:58

A Hamas security official in the Gaza Strip on Saturday accused President Mahmoud Abbas of giving a "green light" for attacks on Hamas security men. Khaled Abu Hilal, spokesman for the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry, spoke shortly after Abbas declared Hamas' paramilitary militia in Gaza illegal. The militia reports to the Interior Ministry. Abu Hilal called Abbas' decision hasty, saying it was "a green light to those who seek to shed the blood of the Executive Force members." The unit has repeatedly clashed with rival security forces loyal to Abbas' Fatah movement in recent weeks.


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