Abbas to soon launch ‘in-depth’ talks with Hamas 26Sep11 September 26, 2011

The Palestinian Information Centre  -  25 September 2011

AMMAN, (PIC)– De facto Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said he would launch “in-depth talks” with Palestinian resistance group Hamas on issues pertaining to the government and “Palestinian horizons”.

This came in remarks by Abbas during his return trip from the UN General Assembly after applying for full membership in the United Nations for the Palestinians.

“We will hold in-depth talks with Hamas in the coming period not only to address reconciliation but the in-depth talks will be around the general horizons of the Palestinians’ action,” he said.

Meanwhile, Hamas’s refugees’ affairs department has criticized Abbas’s move at the UN, saying it bolstered the Palestinians’ recognition of Israel as never before.

The statement also predicts that Abbas would ask the Palestinians to refrain from all armed resistance against Israel, because if recognized as a state by the Palestinians, acts of armed resistance against Israel would be classified as aggression from one state against another and could draw heavy response from Israel and possibly result in a renewal of occupation.

The statement says that by conferring legitimacy to Israel and officially recognizing it as a state with pre-1967 borders the right of the Palestinian refugees ejected from beyond those borders to return is put at risk.

The statement also criticizes Abbas’s historic speech at the General Assembly for not attaining guarantees from any country protecting the fundamental rights of the Palestinians.

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