Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Hamas denies permission to public rallies in support of UN stunt

Palestine Press Agency reports that Hamas has said that it will refuse to allow any public demonstrations in Gaza that support the PLO's attempt to have the UN recognize "Palestine" as a state.

In general, Hamas has not rallied behind the UN stunt, although it has made some occasional noises that it will  not publicly oppose the move.

Hamas' opposition seems to stem from its reluctance to do anything to legitimize Israel's existence and to limit Palestinian Arab claims on all of Israel.