Hamas Rejects PA's UN Move for Statehood

[Arab News-Saudi Arabia] Hisham Abu Taha - Hamas rejected Monday a Palestinian suggestion to seek UN Security Council support for unilaterally declaring a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. Such a declaration was merely an attempt by the rival Palestinian camp of Mahmoud Abbas to pretend it had an alternative to faltering peace negotiations, other than armed struggle, said Hamas. "Instead of threatening to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state to be established in the air, we should work on liberating the occupied territories," said Salah Al-Bardaweel, a senior Hamas leader based in Gaza.

2009-11-18 06:00:00

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