Hamas rejects U.S. intervention in Palestinian unity talks
www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-09 19:28:29   Print

Special Report: Palestine-Israel Conflicts

    GAZA, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic Hamas movement on Monday slammed reports of U.S. intervention in the inter-Palestinian reconciliation talks that are being held in Cairo.

    "We reject any foreign intervention in the internal Palestinian affair," said Ismail Radwan, a spokesman for Hamas which controls Gaza Strip.

    According to the media reports, the U.S. said that the Western-backed economist Salam Fayyad must head any upcoming Palestinian government in order to get international recognition.

    Fayyad submitted his resignation on Saturday as a caretaker premier to open the way for a unity government between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement and rival Hamas.

    The upcoming government is sought to reunite the Palestinians who, since 2007, have been ruled by two feuding governments -- Hamas administration in Gaza and Fayyad's cabinet in the West Bank.

    "The U.S. conditions aim at putting obstacles on the way of the Palestinian reconciliation and building pressures on the conferees," Radwan said.

    "Anything related to the upcoming government and its program is subject to the Palestinian dialogue and the committee that will deal with the formation of the government," he added.


Editor: Deng Shasha
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