Zahhar: No negotiations with Israel

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[ 12/11/2011 – 12:54 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Political bureau member of Hamas Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar has affirmed that his movement had not and would not hold any negotiations with Israel.

He told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper published on Saturday that only indirect negotiations were made with Israel for the sake of securing the release of Palestinian prisoners in return for the freedom of the Israeli captive Gilad Shalit.

He said that such indirect negotiations could be only repeated in the event of dealing with a humanitarian issue such as the spread of an epidemic.

Zahhar then questioned the validity of negotiations with Israel as long as the negotiations process which was pursued by PA chief Mahmoud Abbas had proven its failure, describing the process as a “waste of time”.

The Hamas leader refused to link between the calm in Gaza and the prisoners’ exchange deal with Israel, explaining that the two issues are completely separate.

He also pointed out that the Israeli siege on Gaza was in force soon after Hamas won the elections and not imposed after the capture of Shalit.

Source and more at the Palestinian Information Center

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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