Islamic Resistance Movement, (Hamas) denied on Wednesday the presence of internal conflict in the movement regarding holding national talks with the Palestinian movements slated for May 15.

The Al Hayat newspaper reported on Wednesday that a senior Palestinian source said that Khaled Mashal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, strongly opposed an agreement reached between the Aziz Al Dweik, head of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and Yasser Abed-Rabbu, representative of the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, to hold national talks in the Palestinian territories.   

The paper stated that Mashal, present in Syria,l insisted that such talks should be conducted either in Damascus or Cairo.       

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas media spokesperson, told the Arabs48 news website that Hamas seeks national talks based on correct standards and a clear agenda.

Abu Zuhri added that the location of these talks is not the issue and that some media outlets are trying to distort  the image of Hamas.

Also, Abu Zuhri stated that Hamas was waiting to receive the agenda of the internal talks and stressed on the importance of establishing a committee to prepare for and supervise the internal talks “in order to achieve the needed outcome”.

Referring to the repeated statements of Abbas regarding the presence of members of Al Qaeda in Gaza, Abu Zuhri said that there are no information about the presence of Al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip and that the Palestinian people are resisting the occupation, “Therefore, any information or connection between Al Qaeda and resistance in Palestine is false and inappropriate”, the Arabs48 website reported.