Hamas disappointed by Arab summit resolutions
www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-31 16:47:19   Print

Special Report: Palestine-Israel Conflicts     

    GAZA, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Hamas rulers of Gaza Strip on Tuesday said resolutions of Arab League summit in Doha were weak and incomplete.

    The statement of the one-day summit, which was held Monday in Qatar, "doesn't amount to realistic decisions and lacks practical steps and doesn't go with the suffering and the sacrifice of the Palestinian people," said Fawzi Barhoum, Hamas spokesman in Gaza Strip.

    For the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, the Arab summit only called on Israel to lift its siege on the territory. Hamas had hoped that the Arabs would do more than calls to overcome the blockade.

    "We were hoping the Arab leaders would move to lift the siege by acts, not by words," Barhoum added. "We also hoped they would use their pressure cards against the Zionist occupation."

    Most of the Arab nations don't recognize Hamas' regime in Gaza Strip since it was established after the Islamic movement routed security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas of the secular Fatah movement in 2007.

    The Arab countries, alongside with the West, deal with Abbas' government that is based in West Bank.


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