[Jamal] Nazzal [Fatah spokesmam] said that his movement understands that the launching of projectiles by Hamas operatives during Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' visit to Italy was in retaliation for the delay of the PLO reform talks. He warned that the projectile-launching and the breaking of the truce by Hamas, especially in the Gaza Strip, might increase if Hamas does not receive "its share of the PLO cake."
Nazzal also said that he considers the projectile-launching as "a rung in the ladder which Hamas is stepping down from the Mecca deal." Nazzal added that the projectiles were an obstacle for Abbas during his visit to Europe. "Abbas explained in his tour that Fatah and Hamas rely on the national accord, in which they agreed that the resistance will be within the territories occupied in the 1967 war, and to respect the agreements signed with Israel," he recalled.
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