The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, has slammed the Arab League’s foreign ministers’ decision to submit to an American proposal for Palestinians to hold indirect talks with Israel.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Hamas emphasized that the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks under current conditions grants Israel another chance to resume its settlement activities, especially whilst the Tel Aviv regime is moving ahead with its illegal plans and blatant violations.
It added that the regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not interested in peace and does not want any solution to the Jerusalem Al-Quds issue or the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees.
Hamas also criticized the acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas for attempting to gain ‘Arab recognition’ for his talks with the Israeli regime while Tel Aviv continues its settlement activities and military assaults.
The Palestinian movement described Abbas’s stance as “submission to the US administration.” He took the decision to revive negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in order to obtain Washington’s financial aid.
The Arab ministers, gathered in the hall of the League of Arab States in central Cairo on Wednesday, backed the resumption of the US-mediated talks for another four months.
Syria, a staunch opponent of Israel, declared that the Arab League decision was not reached by a consensus and that it appeared to serve as a “political cover” for a Palestinian decision already taken.