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RAMALLAH, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Prime Minister
Ismail Haneya's Friday speech at a rally in Gaza was dismissed on Saturday by
some non-Hamas lawmakers as a "calling up speech" which failed to address
Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, lawmaker Hannan
Ahsrawi called the speech "a popular, calling up speech away from real reading
of the Palestinian people' suffering," adding that the speech addressed only
Hamas supporters instead of the Palestinian people."
On Friday, Haneya from the ruling Hamas movement
delivered a four-hour long speech before tens of thousands of Hamas supporters
in Gaza city.
In his speech, Haneya reviewed what he called
achievements of his government and its conduct under external pressure and
Meanwhile, Kayed al-Ghoul of the Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said Haneya was speaking as a leader of
Hamas, not as a Prime Minister.
However, al-Ghoul affirmed that there were some
positive points in Haneya's speech and praised Haneya's commitment with the
Prisoners' Document of National Accordance as a ground for the proposed
government of national unity.
In his speech, Haneya called on President Mahmoud
Abbas to come back to Gaza Strip in order to resume talks on the national unity
government. Abbas suspended the talks last month before heading to New York to
attend UN General Assembly meetings.
Last month, Abbas and Haneya reached an agreement to
form a coalition government based on the Prisoners' Document of National
Accordance, which calls for establishment of a Palestinian state alongside
The move was seen as an effort to get the Palestinian
territory out of an economic and political crisis triggered by the West and
Israel's cutting off of direct aid due to Hamas' refusal to meet the conditions
of recognizing Israel, renouncing violence and respecting previous agreements
signed with Israel.
However, the talks lapsed into a stalemate after
Hamas refused to recognize Israel.
Affirming the Hamas-led government would never
recognize Israel,Haneya voiced rejection to "foreign intervention and orders on
the Palestinians," saying there were Israeli and American pressures to prevent
the formation of the national unity government. Enditem