Hamas Rejects Gaza-Only Joint Security Force

[AFP] Salah al-Bardawil, spokesman for Hamas' parliamentary bloc, said any agreement on the formation of a joint Palestinian security force as part of Egyptian-brokered reconciliation talks would have to apply also to the West Bank. "Any deal that limits an agreement on security forces to the Gaza Strip clearly means giving a certificate of good conduct to the security services in the West Bank and their role in fighting the resistance," he said. On Sunday Fatah announced that the two sides had agreed to form a joint security force in Gaza.

2009-05-19 06:00:00

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