Hamas: US 'sowing sedition' among Palestinians

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February 20, 2007 00:02
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Hamas abu marzouk 248 88 ap. (photo credit: AP [file])

A senior Hamas official on Monday accused the United States of "sowing sedition" among the Palestinians, hours after US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held a rare summit with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Moussa Abu Marzouk, Hamas's deputy political leader, told a Palestinian rally at the Yarmouk refugee camp near this Syrian capital that US policy was based on "sowing sedition among the peoples and states of the region through dividing the Middle East into two camps: A moderate camp and a non-moderate one." Monday's three-way summit - initially billed as a new peace push - produced few results amid concerns over an emerging Palestinian unity government led by Hamas. Rice said following the two-hour meeting in Jerusalem that the two sides exchanged views of the political future and agreed to hold another summit.


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