Haneya: new gov't not to recognize deals with Israel
www.chinaview.cn 2006-09-16 20:25:54

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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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GAZA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haneya said on Saturday that his new government would not recognize the signed agreements with Israel.

    "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 Israel.

    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

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