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Hamas urges Abbas to sign Rome Conventions to sue Israel

English.news.cn   2014-09-05 20:40:18

GAZA, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Hamas movement called Friday on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to immediately sign Rome Conventions in order to sue Israel before international courts.

Delivering Friday's sermon at Western Gaza city's Beach refugee camp, Ismail Haneya, Hamas deputy chief, said that the Islamist movement and the factions signed a document authorizing Abbas to ink Rome Conventions.

On July 8, Israel waged a large-scale air, sea and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip which killed 2,140 Palestinians and wounded 11,100 others. Israel also destroyed large parts of housing and infrastructure in the coastal enclave.

Officials said Gaza would need at least 7.8 billion U.S. dollars to rebuild what had been destroyed during the 50 days of Israeli war that ended on Aug. 26, after Egypt brokered a cease- fire between Israel and Gaza Hamas-led militant groups.

"Our message to the occupation is that you can demolish and destroy mosques, but you can never demolish out ideologies and thoughts. You can take minarets down, but you can't destroy our determination," said Haneya.

The official, who was the prime minister of Hamas government that ruled Gaza from 2007 until June this year, said Hamas and its armed wing "achieved a big victory against Israel."

Haneya also said that the unity government which was formed in June, the factions and the NGOs are all demanded to work hand-in- hand to rebuild the Gaza Strip and completely end the Israeli siege.

Editor: Shen Qing
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