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 “nothing but lies and nonsense”.

During a massive protest organized by Hamas in Gaza, al-Hayya slammed what he called “concessions” 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 “all leaders who are abandoning the Palestinian legitimate rights”, and added; “back off, you are not trusted any more”.

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 “the Fateh-led government that acts against the resistance and the legitimate Palestinian rights”.

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 Authority’s involvement in the Israeli assassinations of several resistance fighters in the West Bank, and its calls for tightening the siege on Gaza.

“The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank is in coalition with the occupation”, Abu Zuhri said, “We call on our people to hold massive protests against those who sold out to the occupation”.