Hamas Refuses to Disarm, Threatens to Send Weapons to West Bank
29 November, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
Earlier Monday, Khalil al-Hayya, a leading Hamas member, told reporters that Egyptian officials had agreed last week to dispatch a delegation from Egypt's General Intelligence Directorate to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Masked Palestinian gunmen from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, commemorate the 29th anniversary of their group, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. He added, "These weapons will clearly move to the West Bank to battle the (Israeli) occupation there".
By Friday, the Islamists are due to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to the internationally recognized Palestinian government, based in the West Bank. "It's our right to fight the occupation until it ends".
Although the argument is being made that Hamas will be sitting in a government that as a body accepts the preconditions including recognition of Israel, adherence to previously-signed agreements and non-violence so the Palestinian entity should not be penalized, many USA lawmakers reject the logic and will demand that Hamas lay down its arms.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has also said there will only be one security force in the Palestinian territories.
As part of the agreements between the organizations, Hamas handed over the control of the Gaza border crossings to the Palestinian Authority and is expected to continue the expansion of the PA's control in Gaza until December 1.
"The first sponsor of the division is Iran", Ahmad, the primary Fatah official in charge of discussing reconciliation with Hamas, said in an interview with the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya news outlet, in a rare rebuke of Iran from a Palestinian official.
The two factions agreed to allow the unity government to assume responsibility for all of Gaza's border crossings no later than November 1.
In Gaza, which Hamas has ruled since seizing it in 2007, there are no settlers after Israel withdrew in 2005.
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