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Abu Marzouq: Abbas should pass PA to Hamas

Dec. 31, 2012 9:44 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 1, 2013 11:18 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Hamas’ deputy politburo chief Mousa Abu Marzouq on Monday called upon President Mahmoud Abbas to pass the Palestinian Authority to his Hamas movement.

In an interview with the Israeli Haaretz newspaper this week, Abbas warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "Sit in the chair here instead of me, take the keys, and you will be responsible for the Palestinian Authority."

"I won't do anything as long as there are diplomatic negotiations," he said. "But if the stalemate continues...what's left for us to do?"

On his official Facebook page, Abu Marzouq wrote: “Why would he pass the keys to Israel?” Playing on the proverb “Charity begins at home,” Abu Marzouq wrote, “Authority begins at home.”

He should have threatened to pass the PA to Hamas, the Hamas official said, as Hamas has managed to survive the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, and achieved victory in several wars waged against the movement.

Thus, he argued, Hamas is qualified to make another success in the West Bank, and that would be the best way to achieve reconciliation too.

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