Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, stated on Sunday afternoon that it rejects the statements of Dr. Salaam Fayyad, the Palestinian Prime Minister of the Fateh led government in the West Bank, who called for the deployment of Arab or International forces in the Gaza Strip.

The official statement of the movement came in a press release issued by its Media Office.

Hamas said that what is needed is a full Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territories without any preconditions.

The movement added that “what is needed now, is direct talks with Hamas, and not calling for the deployment of Arab or international forces”.