Hamas lashes out at Abbas for backing security coordination with Israel
Hamas on Sunday slammed the Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, for propping up security coordination with the Israeli occupation, dubbing his self-proclaimed position a violation of national consensus.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that Abbas’s remarks are “disappointing and represent a breach to national agreements on the prohibition of security coordination with the Israeli occupation.”
According to Abu Zuhri, such statements will never succeed in acquitting Majed Faraj, the PA intelligence chief, after he admitted that the PA had obstructed anti-occupation attacks during the ongoing Jerusalem Intifada.
Earlier, on Saturday evening, Abbas told reporters in his Ramallah-headquarted office that security coordination with the Israeli occupation was going on and that the PA is fulfilling its duty as best as it could to that very end.
At least 165 Palestinians, including 31 children and seven girls, were murdered by the Israeli occupation troops in the occupied Palestinian territories since the start of October 2015.