Alwaght- Hamas denounced as an "awful demeanor," recent meetings between officials from the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli regime's ministers, emphasizing that such developments amount to a flagrant violation of the Palestinian cause.
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem said high-level contacts reflect the fact that the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority is adamantly opposed to coordination with other Palestinian groups, and ignores all national considerations.
The meetings are an awful demeanor and considered “a national and moral crime,” Qassem pointed out.
He also stressed that “such behavior by leaders of the Palestinian Authority would not only encourage some officials in the region to continue their normalization of relations with the Tel Aviv regime, but also to go even further and cement such ties.”
The Hamas spokesman finally held the Palestinian Authority fully responsible for the fallout of all attempts aimed at normalization of ties with Israel.
Last month, Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements strongly condemned the meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Israeli minister for military affairs, Benny Gantz, describing it as a “stab in the back” of the Palestinian nation and their cause.
Hamas spokesman Abd al-Latif Qanou said in a statement at the time that the meeting was “a stab in the back of the Palestinian people and what they have sacrificed. It is a betrayal of the blood of the martyrs.”
He added that the meeting reflects the continued downfall of the PA and the “abandonment of national values, as well as the beautification of the face of the occupation.”
Hazem Qassem, another Hamas spokesman, said that Palestinians reject and condemn the meeting, “which is strange to the national spirit of the Palestinian people.”
Moreover, the Islamic Jihad movement said that the meeting came against the backdrop of the “crimes of the occupation, its siege and its aggression” on the Palestinians.
“The meeting between Abbas and Gantz is a stab to our people,” said the Islamic Jihad spokesman Tareq Silmi.
On September 14, a top political ally of Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett said the premier opposes meeting with Abbas, despite meetings between Israeli and Palestinian officials.
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, the No. 2 in Bennett’s right-wing Yamina party, cited the PA’s pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC).