Palestinian FM: We need unity government that doesn't comply with US demands 2006-12-01 00:15:04

    GAZA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar of Hamas said on Thursday they need a unity government that does not comply with U.S. or Israeli conditions.

    In a news conference held in Gaza after his return from regional tour, Zahar added that insistence to appoint pro-Israel or pro-America figures in the coming government might complicate current talks.

    "If our stance remained strict regarding the Palestinian people's rights, the Arab and Islamic nations will adopt a favorable reaction to them," said Zahar.

    Meanwhile, Zahar said his government does not rely on the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "This endless series of meetings has achieved nothing for our people; instead, these visits come to justify more aggressions on the people."

    Rice has met the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in West Bank earlier Thursday as part of her visit to the Middle East.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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