Hamas to Arab nations: Do not partake in US-West siege on Hamas

A senior Hamas leader has warned the Arab nations against taking part in the international siege on his movement.

Hamas to Arab nations: Do not partake in US-West siege on Hamas
A senior Hamas leader has warned the Arab nations against taking part in the international siege on his movement, saying they will have to pay the price one day, a pro-Hamas daily reported on Monday.

"Undoubtedly, the Arab regimes which have a role in blockading the Palestinian people will pay the price because the politics don't last forever," said Mahmoud Zahar, who was also former foreign minister under the Hamas-led Palestinian government.

He blamed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who also leads rival Fatah faction, for the mounting siege against Hamas, which resulted from a Fatah-Hamas face off and Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip in mid June.

Hamas has been controlling the Gaza Strip where the general conditions are complicated, said Zahar.

"Israel and its allies prevented the raw material to enter the Strip. Since June 14, no iron or cement bags were allowed through and all the crossing points have been closed," he said. The Gaza Strip, with a total population of about 1.5 million, heavily depends on outside aid inflow of almost everything, from basic foodstuffs to medicine.

"Abbas will have to bear his responsibility for sealing off the crossings before the courts," Zahar added, referring to the death of 31 Palestinians who were stuck on the border.

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Last Mod: 06 Ağustos 2007, 17:47
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