- Hamas Senior Member: We Will Not Accept Palestinian State in Sinai And Gaza
Deal of the Century not raised during our last visit to in Egypt
A Member of Hamas Political Bureau, Suhail Al-Hindi, had said that US ‘s Deal of the Century, was not discussed when his delegation was in Cairo.
In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Al-Hindi rejected any international efforts to establish a state in the Gaza Strip and parts of the Sinai. He stressed that the Deal of the Century is mainly aimed at annexing the occupied West Bank. He reiterated his movement’s rejection of the establishment of “a state in Gaza, or a Palestinian state without the Gaza Strip.”
Al-Hindi said that Egypt “has recently renewed its efforts toward Palestinian reconciliation.” He also expressed his hope that such efforts would lead to a “real breakthrough in the file.” “We hope that the Egyptian efforts will soon make a breakthrough on this issue and bring down the Fatah Movement,” he added. Palestinian politics has been split between Fatah and Hamas since 2007.
Al-Hindi stressed that his movement is willing to embrace reconciliation as “a strategic option for Hamas.” He also stressed that his movement is ready to “make further concessions in the reconciliation file for the sake of the Palestinian cause.” However, clarified that his movement would not make concessions related to “the resistance’s weapons.”
He said that the Fatah movement is placing “impossible conditions” to accomplish this file. He added that his movement is putting forward an end to the division through an “approach” based on the formation of a national unity government. This includes all Palestinian factions and would the organise “legislative and presidential elections and a national council”. “This is what we call for a way to end the division. In case we could not end it, we will bring a government of national unity and elections, whether the results would be satisfactory for us or not,” Al-Hindi continued.
He stressed on his movement’s commitment to “accept the results of any elections.” He further said: “We are involved in partnership whether we are a majority or not. We are interested in everybody’s participation in the Palestinian decision.”