PA restoration of ties with Israel: Hamas leadership to discuss political developments Taher al-Nunu, the adviser to the Chairman of Hamas Ismail Haneyya, said that the Movement’s leadership will hold a meeting soon headed by Haneyya to study recent developments.
The leadership will discuss the political developments and the Palestinian reconciliation after the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) announcement of resuming its relations with the “Zionist enemy”, Nunu added. He said in a press release on Friday that Hamas affirms its commitment to achieving national unity based on full partnership and resistance.
He pointed out that this was expressed by the Movement during the meeting of the Secretaries-General, the Istanbul dialogue, and more recently in the round of talks that was held in Cairo sponsored by the Egyptians between senior delegations from Hamas and Fatah. Hamas leadership will hold consultations with the Palestinian factions, figures and national forces to discuss the national strategy to deal with the changing conditions in the Palestinian arena.
Hussein al-Sheikh, the PA minister of local government, had revealed on Tuesday the restoration of security relations and coordination with the Israeli occupation authority. For his part, Hazem Qassem, Hamas’s spokesman, rejected on Thursday the announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, of his country's decision to consider the settlement products as Israeli products.
“This announcement is a real aggression against the rights of Palestinian people and reflects American arrogance and rudeness,” Qassem said. He explained in a press statement that this decision is the biggest fraud carried out by the US Secretary of State, who is genuinely hostile to the Palestinian people and their rights, and the decision he announced is a violation of all international laws, decisions and norms.
Qassem stressed that the US decision confirms that the Palestinian issue is going through a dangerous stage which requires a unified Palestinian position to confront all threats.