Hamas calls on Sirte summit to quit negotiations, back resistance strategy

[ 09/10/2010 – 04:34 PM ]


DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Hamas has called on Arab leaders meeting in Sirte, Libya to make a decisive resolution that lives up to the size of  Israel’s attacks against the Palestinian people.

The movement voiced its surprise over Arab leaders who insisted on continuing pointless negotiations despite the failure of the talks, at a time when the Palestinian people are exposed to Israel’s violations.

Hamas said the alleged peace option should be reevaluated, and its failure should be exposed.

The movement also called for formulation of a new Palestinian-Arab strategy that focuses on the resistance option and preserves the rights of the Palestinians.

It called on Arabs to back national reconciliation efforts to restore the unity of the Palestinians based on preservation of national rights.

An emergency Arab summit kicked off Saturday afternoon in the Libyan city of Sirte, with the issue in Palestine as the most important on the agenda.

Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa began the summit presenting the agenda on reforms, stating that the third item would tackle the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The Arab monitoring committee announced late Friday night that it backed the PA’s position opposing resumption of direct peace talks with Israel if settlement activity was not frozen.

The committee resolved on granting the U.S. administration an additional month to soften Israel’s stance.

Hamas opposed the position, saying that it is not appropriate for the size of Israel’s challenges, and called on leaders to put a complete stop to negotiations and back the resistance strategy.

Hamas calls on Sirte summit to quit negotiations, back resistance strategy.

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