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State of Palestine: "The negotiation will fail" - Hamas on revived peace talks00:53

State of Palestine: "The negotiation will fail" - Hamas on revived peace talks

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, State of Palestine
July 30, 2013 at 07:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

State of Palestine: "The negotiation will fail" - Hamas on revived peace talks

Israel and the Palestinians are holding a new round of peace talks in the US, reviving negotiations that have been in dead-lock for almost three years.

In its push for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Washington has left out Hamas. The Palestinian militant group has governed the Gaza Strip since it was voted into power back in 2007. It has also been classified by some countries as a terrorist organization.

Hamas has said that the talks can only benefit Israel. Ihab Al-Ghussein from the Hamas interior ministry, commented, "This negotiation will fail. Especially that the Israelis will give nothing for the Palestinians. And the only thing that they are looking for is their security."

Referring to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President and the Palestinian Authority, he added, "Mr. Abu Mazen and the regime is not actually giving the right from the Palestinian to negotiate and to give up our lands and our Palestinian constant cases".

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State of Palestine: "The negotiation will fail" - Hamas on revived peace talks

Israel and the Palestinians are holding a new round of peace talks in the US, reviving negotiations that have been in dead-lock for almost three years.

In its push for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Washington has left out Hamas. The Palestinian militant group has governed the Gaza Strip since it was voted into power back in 2007. It has also been classified by some countries as a terrorist organization.

Hamas has said that the talks can only benefit Israel. Ihab Al-Ghussein from the Hamas interior ministry, commented, "This negotiation will fail. Especially that the Israelis will give nothing for the Palestinians. And the only thing that they are looking for is their security."

Referring to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President and the Palestinian Authority, he added, "Mr. Abu Mazen and the regime is not actually giving the right from the Palestinian to negotiate and to give up our lands and our Palestinian constant cases".

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