Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Hamas says not bound by Palestinian ceasefire.
GAZA CITY (AFP) - Palestinian Islamist militant movement Hamas said that it was not bound by the ceasefire announced by Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at a Middle East peace summit in Egypt.But as usual the Arabs are lying about it.
Abbas's declaration "expresses only the position of the Palestinian Authority. It does not express the position of the Palestinian movements," said Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri.
In Beirut, Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdaneh said the ceasefire pledge "does not commit the Palestinian resistance."
Hamas is committed to unilateral truce.
Just few hours before the quartet summit, the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement ( Hamas) announced it is committed to a unilateral truce "to test the Israeli intention" hours before a conference in Sharm al-Sheikh between the Palestinians and the Israelis and in the presence of Jordan and Egypt.
The prominent figure in Hamas movement Mahmoud al-Zahhar following a meeting in Gaza on Monday with the Egyptian security delegation led by lt. gen. Mustafa al-Buheiri, assistant director for the Egyptian general intelligence, said "we have started unilateral truce for testing the intentions." He added in remarks to Sharm al-Sheikh summit "we do hope that there will be no declared decisions without resorting and talking to the Palestinian groups, so as the whole scene will seem to be incomplete."