The Fatah Alyasser, a Gaza-based group, slammed Sunday underway meetings between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, as ‘security coordination with the occupation’.

In a statement, faxed to press, the group said that such meetings are rejected as they ‘ are part of security coordination with the Israeli occupation’.

‘ President Mahmoud Abbas has been increasingly interested in executing the first phase of the U.S-baked road map peace blueprint, therefore, he now wants to restore control over the Gaza Strip’.

The road map states that Palestinians should dismantle armed groups as Israel should halt settlement activities. Recently, Abbas’s security services in the West Bank have been conducting some security reforms across West Bank cities.

The group also believed that the Gaza population wont welcome Abbas with flowers if he decides to go back to the coastal territory, making clear that the Israeli occupation and the Arabs will suffer consequences of the deterioration of Gaza’s situation in the shadow of Israeli attacks.

Fatah aLYasser group, headed by Khaled Abu Helal, a former spokesman of the Hamas-run interior ministry and an ex-Fatah member, was established in July 2007, one month after the Islamist Hamas took over the coastal Strip and routed Abbas-loyal forces.