zondag 25 januari 2009

Hamas wil pas verzoening met Fatah als vredesoverleg met Israel stopt

Hamas is bereid tot verzoening met Fatah als Fatah aan al haar eisen tegemoet komt. Fatah moet vooral stoppen met de vredesonderhandelingen met Israel en de samenwerking op veiligheidsgebied opzeggen. Hamas wil van de Westoever een tweede Gaza maken, een gebied van waaruit raketten op Israel worden afgevuurd met bloedige Israelische invallen als gevolg. Dat werkt namelijk de radikalisering en dus de steun voor Hamas in de hand. Misschien dat iemand mij eens uit kan leggen hoe verzoening van Fatah en Hamas precies bij kan dragen aan vrede?

Last update - 16:21 25/01/2009       
Hamas: No reconciliation with Fatah until it ends Israel peace talks
By News Agencies
A senior Hamas official on Sunday said that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement must end peace negotiations with Israel before any reconciliation talks can take place.
The remarks by Osama Hamdan were bound to complicate Arab efforts to reconcile Hamas, which controls Gaza, and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.
Hamdan is Hamas' representative in Lebanon and is close to top Damascus-based political leader Khaled Meshal.
Speaking at a rally in Beirut Sunday, Hamdan said Hamas welcomed Palestinian dialogue, but any reconciliation should be based on a resistance program to liberate territory and regain rights.
He also demanded that the PA end security coordination with Israel, and maintained that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had ended.
Earlier Sunday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that the Islamist militant group would not accept any mediated truce agreement with Israel in Gaza unless Israel reopened the Palestinian territory's border crossings.
Barhoum made the comments ahead of talks with Egyptian officials on means to reopen the Gaza border, largely closed since the group violently took over Gaza in June 2007.
"We are not going to accept less than opening the borders ... and lifting the sanctions," said the spokesman, adding that discussions would address a detailed cease-fire agreement.
The issue of the crossings is key to preserving the cease-fire declared after Israel's 3-week offensive against Hamas in Gaza. Israel, the United States and Egypt are trying to work out security arrangements to ensure Hamas does not smuggle weapons into the strip before any opening.
Another Hamas spokesman, Ayman Taha, told London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper Saturday that his group wants European Union and Turkish troops to patrol Gaza's border crossings with Israel.
"We reject an open-ended cease-fire, but temporary calm with guarantees can be discussed," he also said, without specifying how long.
A low-level delegation from Hamas' rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' West Bank-based government, is also in Cairo for talks, but is not expected to meet with the Hamas envoys.
Asharq Al-Awsat also reported Saturday that Hamas had suggested representatives of the Palestinian Authority be stationed at the Rafah crossing, but that they be residents of Gaza, not the West Bank.
Israel has been allowing some supply convoys into Gaza, though its borders remain largely closed. The Israel Defense Forces says more than 125 trucks a day - on some days nearly 200 - have entered Gaza since fighting ended on January 17th, but aid workers say the numbers are not enough.

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