Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Fatah says Hamas lying: they don't have to recognize Israel

Fatah spokesman Osama Qawasmi blames Hamas for the impasse in reconciliation talks. Nothing new there - both sides have been blaming each other for years now.

One statement he made was interesting, though. He said that Hamas is stating that the reason they cannot sign the reconciliation document is because Fatah is requiring them to recognize Israel as part of the deal.

Fatah responds that this is a pure fabrication. After all, why should Hamas be required to abide by existing agreements to rejoin the PA?