PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “I say in all honesty, we made contact with
leaders of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip.
We spoke with them honestly and directly,
and after that we spoke with them indirectly
through more than one Arab and non-Arab side.
“We ask of you, I hope that you won’t stop [the ceasefire].”
As the Egyptian [Foreign] Minister said: “Don’t stop the ceasefire,
the ceasefire must continue and not stop,”
in order to avoid what has happened. If only we had avoided it.”
“I express my condolences to my cousins, some of them were killed yesterday
by the gangs of the anarchic [Hamas] security forces in the Gaza Strip.
The father was killed right in front of his children, because he didn’t stay at home
after they placed him under house arrest, he and everyone who belongs to Fatah.”
The United States has blocked approval of a U.N. Security Council statement
calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is calling for
Israel and Hamas to halt all acts of violence.
He also called for Israel to address the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip.
See how Al Jezzira reports on the Hamas weapons industry in Gaza
Speaking at the urgent UN Security Council session in New York,
Turkey’s Foreign Minister has condemned Israel’s attack on humanitarian aid
convoy off the shore of Gaza as unacceptable and
called for measures to bring Israel to responsibility.
Gaza Cup: Hamas vs Fatah (15 killed)
While Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly
he enjoys full support from Hamas over the statehood bid,
security forces affiliated with the terror organization in Gaza
prevented a Gaza restaurant from screening Abbas’s U.N. address and
arrested the owner who threatened to close the restaurant.
UN diplomacy on Gaza: Foreign ministers from seven Arab nations,
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, met at the UN in New York to press their case.
Hamas In Their Own Voices
Did you know Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, stated that more than 100.000 Palestinian children in Gaza are suffering from different psychological issues
resulting from the Israeli war and seige on Gaza.
Osama Hamdan, senior Hamas representative in Beirut,
spoke to Al Jazeera about the allegations of murder made against
the Palestinian prisoners being freed as part of a swap negotiated between
Hamas and Israel for the return of 25-year-old Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Israel released 227 Palestinian prisoners Monday in a gesture to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who welcomed them in Ramallah but declared that
the joy won’t be complete until Israel frees all Palestinian prisoners.
Abbas Welcomes Palestinian Prisoners
Theme Song for Gilad Shalit’s release
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