Special report: Israel launches Gaza
GAZA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Prime Minister
Ismail Haneya said on Saturday that his new government would not recognize the
signed agreements with Israel.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haneya said on Saturday that his new government would not recognize the signed agreements with Israel.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)
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"There are no deals with the Israeli occupation,"
Haneya told reporters in front of his office in Gaza City.
But he showed flexibility in dealing with those
agreements by saying that "they would be handled in a way that serves the higher
interest of the Palestinian people."
As for the platform of the new government, the prime
minister said that more discussions were needed, but he agreed that the
political program would based on the Prisoner's Document of National Accordance.
"For the political agenda, they will be based on the
Document of National Accordance which doesn't recognize the existence of
occupation," said Haneya.
The document does not recognize the occupation, but
it implicitly recognizes Israel by calling for a Palestinian statehood alongside
Regarding the Israeli soldier who is held hostage in
Gaza, Haneya said that "there are big procedures regarding the Israeli captive
Gilad Shalit, I can't assure."
He added that he would hear from Egyptians "who might
have serious thing in this issue."
Haneya has met with an Egyptian security delegation
in Gaza earlier Saturday to confer on the situation in the occupied Palestinian
Territories, but he failed to elaborate. Enditem