Hamas demands clarification about Wikileaks revelations

[ 01/12/2010 – 02:40 PM ]


AMMAN, (PIC)– Deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Moussa Abu Marzouk said the information disclosed by Wikileaks about the prior knowledge of the Palestinian authority (PA) and Cairo about the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip is a serious matter that needs clarification from the parties involved in this scandal.

Abu Marzouk told the Jordanian newspaper Assabeel that this information showed the enormity of hostility and cooperation with the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

He stressed that Wikileaks’ revelations about Gaza war were not new and many previous facts such as  the political arrests in the West Bank against Hamas cadres and the PA’s involvement in Gaza blockade indicated that.

Fatah faction, for its part, admitted that it knew in advance about Israel’s intention to wage its war on Gaza two years ago which claimed the lives of more than 1, 400 Palestinians and rendered more than 5, 000 others wounded.

Fatah spokesman Ahmed Assaf said in response to Wikileaks’ information about his movement’s prior knowledge about this war that the leadership of the PA and Fatah spared no effort to prevent Israel from waging its military aggression on Gaza in late 2008.

The information revealed by Wikileaks in this regard stated that Israel’s war minister Ehud Barak told US congressmen during a meeting with them in Tel Aviv in June 2008 that he told Cairo and the PA about Israel’s intention to wage a war on Gaza and asked for their cooperation.

For his part, senior Hamas official Ismail Radwan said his Movement was not surprised to hear this information from Wikileaks and that it knew about the meetings that were held between the parties involved in the war, adding that Wikileaks only further proved these parties’ involvement in the war.

Radwan called in a statement on the national figures in Fatah faction to state their position towards the PA officials who cooperate and conspire with the Israeli occupation against their people.

via Hamas demands clarification about Wikileaks revelations.

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