The Gaza Post- exclusive
Hamas movement politburo, which held a meeting Tuesday in Gaza chaired by its chief Ismail Haneya reiterated that it rejects the peace plan of United States President Donald Trump, better known as “Deal of the Century.”
The group’s politburo said in an official emailed press statement that Trump’s deal, which said to be aiming at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “constitutes a violation to the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights.”
It is the first time that Hamas movement holds a meeting for its politburo in Gaza, where Haneya chaired the meeting at his office, and most of the members of Hamas politburo participated, and those who live abroad joined through the video conference.
A statement issued at the end of the meeting said that the meeting was held to discuss the recent political developments that the Palestinian cause is passing through.
“Hamas rejection of the deal meets our people’s rejection,” said the statement, “all indications show that the deal violates our legitimate rights, mainly the right of return, liberating our land and establishing our independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”
The statement stressed on the Palestinian people’s right of legal struggle “until the end of the occupation.” The statement also said that it rejects moving the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14.
Meanwhile, Hamas politburo announced that it backs the rallies and protests, which started on March 30 and were called “The Great Marches of Return and Defying the Israeli Siege.”
Hamas politburo also called on President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to lift all the sanctions imposed on the Gaza Strip, adding that “Hamas welcomes all the efforts, which aim at ending the suffering of Gaza Strip’s people.”
The statement accused the PA that imposing sanctions on the Gaza Strip and punishing its populations “is an introduction to isolating the coastal enclave from the entire Palestinian territories and prepare for implementing Trump’s deal of the century.”
Hamas politburo also announced that it accepted an Egyptian invitation to hold talks in Cairo on resuming internal reconciliation, which had been stalled since January with Abbas Fatah Party.
Hamas said that it decided to send a high-ranking Hamas delegation to Cairo on Wednesday to hold talks with senior Egyptian security officials on internal reconciliation with Abbas and his Fatah Party.
“Hamas believes that the current circumstance is the best to achieve internal reconciliation and make real Palestinian unity,” said the statement, which called for implementing all deals and agreements related to ending the current internal split.