Hamas Blames Abbas for Gaza Siege

Senior Hamas MP Fathi Hammad on Wednesday accused Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, along with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unity government Hamas formed with Abbas, of being part of the “siege” on Gaza.


Hammad, formerly Hamas Interior Minister, told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that Abbas and the unity government are cooperating with the blocking of reconstruction materials into Gaza – those materials are being used to rebuild Hamas’s terror tunnels for attacking Israeli civilians.


He also complained that the PLO unity government must be called to task for the promise to hold elections within six months of being formed, a timeline that has ended with the government having been sworn in last June.


While the Hamas and PA unity government has shown instability since the two sealed a rapprochement deal last April, torpedoing peace talks with Israel, Hamas this Wednesday reactivated its parliament in Gaza, showing the unity government’s days may be numbered.


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