Hamas Denies Allegations of Secret Negotiations with Israel

Deputy Chair of the Saleh Al-Arouri Movement Political Bureau signed a reconciliation agreement to build consensus with the leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement Azzam Al-Ahmad in Cairo, Egypt on October 12, 2017 (photo: Ahmed Gamil / Anadolu Agency)

The West Bank, MINA – Deputy Head of Hamas Political Bureau, Saleh Al-Arouri, denied allegations that Hamas held secret talks or negotiations with Israel, either directly or indirectly.

That was stated by Arouri to Hamas’s supporters at Birzeit University in the West Bank, Thursday, during the annual student council election, according to MEMO.

Arouri stressed that secret negotiations were not part of the ethics of Hamas movement that would not accept any solution that recognizes “Israeli population.”

“Hamas is a real wall in front of the ‘agreement of century’, and we will not go through in any way,” he added, referring to the planned peace agreement launched by US President Donald Trump, called “Agreement of the Century.”

Al-Arouri explained that ceasefire in the Gaza Strip is not a peace agreement, but aims to restore some of the rights of Palestinian people to lead a decent life.

He warned that Jerusalem was under the threat of a global Zionist conspiracy aimed at Judaization. And Jerusalem needs a firm attitude by national Muslims and Christians to defend it before a conspiracy.

“The most serious problem for our people now is” This century agreement “which the US Government is trying to realize with the support of several Arab countries,” Al-Arouri said.

He added that the issue of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons was a top priority for Hamas during its talks with the Egyptian delegation. (T/Sj/R04)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)