Friday, July 03
Latest News
  1. Tunisia arrests 8 with 'direct links' to beach massacre
  2. BBC announces it will cut more than 1,000 jobs
  3. Judge: Court overturns death sentences in mob killing of Afghan woman
  4. 'No breakthrough yet' in Iran talks, Britain says
  5. US train with toxic chemicals derails, catches fire
  6. UNESCO chief warns about militant 'culture cleansing'
  7. Kuwait MPs pass $23.2 bn deficit budget on oil slide
  8. Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing
  9. Fresh push in Iran nuclear talks in Tehran, Vienna
  10. Yemen rebels kill 31 as UN declares highest-level emergency
  11. Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity
  12. Police: 6 killed in Burundi gun battle
  13. 36 soldiers and civilians, 38 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
  14. Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases
  15. Tunisia identifies all 38 victims of beach massacre, 30 British
  16. Iran nuclear talks deadline extended to July 7
  17. HRW urges Gulf states to follow Kuwait on maid rights
  18. Medics: rebel fire kills 20 civilians in Yemen's Aden
  19. Monitor: Syria Kurds regain control of Tal Abyad after IS attack
  20. NGO: in first, IS beheads two Syria women for 'sorcery'

Fatah official: Remove Hamas from terrorist list

March 13, 2013 7:01 P.M. (Updated: March 17, 2013 5:31 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Fatah supports removing Hamas from global terrorist lists, but insists the PLO must remain the only representative of the Palestinian people, a central committee member said Wednesday.

Amal Hamad said Fatah supports national unity on the Palestinian street, but is concerned that Hamas will announce a "state of Gaza".

"Gaza is part of Palestine, and we will not allow anyone to separate it from the West Bank," Hamad said.

A leader in Hamas, Ismael al-Ashkar, said that most European countries were in direct contact with Hamas, but the issue needed time to be formalized.

"All the Europeans who visited the Gaza Strip said they had a mistake by putting Hamas on the world terrorism list," al-Ashkar said.

Akram Attallah, a political analyst, said it was too early to remove Hamas from the list as the international community had conditions that Hamas had not yet agreed to.

Attallah told Ma'an that Hamas needed a fundamental change in its political approach and ideology to get off the list.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015