The Hamas movement in Gaza stated that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, does not represent the Palestinian people, and is no longer authorized to negotiate with Israel on behalf of the Palestinians.Hamas political leader, Khalil al-Hayya, stated that Hamas is withdrawing its authorization granted to Abbas under the National Unity Agreement of 2006, which was never implemented.
Al Hayya said that the claim made by Mahmoud Abbas and his Authority in the West Bank that they negotiate on behalf of the Palestinian people is ânothing but lies and nonsenseâ.
During a massive protest organized by Hamas in Gaza, al-Hayya slammed what he called âconcessionsâ presented by the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas to Israel, and called for supporting the resistance and maintaining the legitimate Palestinian demands.
He stated that the people must remove âall leaders who are abandoning the Palestinian legitimate rightsâ, and added; âback off, you are not trusted any moreâ.
Meanwhile, spokesperson of the Hamas movement, Dr. Sami Abu Zuhri, called on the Palestinian people in the West Bank to hold massive protests against what he called âthe Fateh-led government that acts against the resistance and the legitimate Palestinian rightsâ.
Abu Zuhri added that the recent leaked cables published by the Qatar-based al-Jazeera, revealed dangerous coordination between the Palestinian security forces in the West Bank and the Israeli occupation.
He added that these cables provide proofs of the Authorityâs involvement in the Israeli assassinations of several resistance fighters in the West Bank, and its calls for tightening the siege on Gaza.
âThe Palestinian Authority in the West Bank is in coalition with the occupationâ, Abu Zuhri said, âWe call on our people to hold massive protests against those who sold out to the occupationâ.