Abu Marzouk: Israel most concerned over Egypt power shift

[ 21/02/2011 – 06:51 PM ]


DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Dr. Moussa Abu Marzouk, deputy chief in Hamas’s politburo said Israel is most concerned of repercussions following the shift of power in Egypt.

That is because peace agreements were left undefined after the Egyptians ousted the ruling regime.

“Israel fears Arab regimes will turn towards democracy, which will change positions on the Israeli occupation as time passes,” Abu Marzouk said in an interview Monday with Palestine Today.

Abu Marzouk added that the fall of the former Egyptian regime had ”cast its shadow” on the West Bank-ruling Fatah authority, and cost it its main support.

“The Arabs and Muslims are living in a new era and vigorous aspirations for full freedom and an end to humiliation and oppression they lived in for a long period.”

“The Arabs managed to break the barrier in the face of oppressive regimes forcing them to change and respond to just popular aspirations,” he said, adding that reforms should have a direct reflection on the Palestinian cause.

“There is still much scramble between forces of change and conservative forces, and the barrier of fear has fallen. The Arabs are living a new stage leaning towards freedom and ending favoritism and longtime rule, and the depletion of wealth for western interests, and consumption of political attitudes and relations with Israel.”

“The change process has been launched and will turn back its wheels. The revolution had changed decades of dictatorship and will constrained by colonialism,” he said, adding that current changes will show face on the entire region, with Palestine at the forefront.

Separately, Abu Marzouk said Hamas’s take on Egypt’s papers had ”changed radically” after leaked documents revealed the Palestinian Authority had offered unprecedented concessions in negotiations with Israel.

He maintained that reconciliation remains a national priority.

Abu Marzouk: Israel most concerned over Egypt power shift.

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