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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Hamas, Palestinian Resistance oppose peace plan, US Benchmarks

http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2007/05/hamas-palestinian-resistance-oppose.html

The fact that Israel objected to some of the requirements of the new US peace plan was widely reported in Arab and world media. One wonders if Arab media will bother to report that the Hamas has reject the plan out of hand, and the "Popular Resistance Committees" will likewise ignore it.
 
 
Last update - 12:46 05/05/2007   
 

Meshal dismisses new U.S. benchmarks for Israel, PA
 
By Avi Issacharoff and Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies
 

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal has dismissed a new U.S. benchmark document detailing actions for both Israel and the Palestinian Authority to implement in the coming months, The Associated Press reported Saturday.
 
The Damascus-based leader is the main powerbroker in Hamas.
 
The document, recently submitted to Israel and the Palestinians, calls on Israel to remove many West Bank roadblocks and improve operations at Gaza's crossings.
 
The Palestinians are asked to halt rocket fire from Gaza and weapons smuggling into the coastal strip.
 
Meshal told a rally in Syria on Friday that the Palestinians should not agree to halt rocket fire in exchange for an easing of travel restrictions.
 
"I swear it's a farce ... the equation has now become: dismantling the checkpoints, in exchange for [giving up] resistance," he said in comments carried by Al-Jazeera. "This has become the Palestinian cause."
 
The militant group Popular Resistance Committees also rejected the document. "The U.S. plan does not serve our people's interests," said PRC spokesman Abu Abeer on Saturday, vowing that "the [PRC] will work to make it fail."
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