On Wednesday, Zionist entity’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a statement urged the world leaders to reject the Russian-sponsored Palestinian Unity Government because it includes Hamas and Islamic Jihad which are dedicated to wipe Israel off map.
On Tuesday, Mahmoud Abbas led secularist Fatah, Islamic resistance Hamas and Islamic Jihad agreed in Moscow to form a unified government to challenge Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem since June 1967.
The three-day meeting was called-in by Russian foreign minister Sergey lavrov. The representatives from Ramallah-based Fatah, Gaza-based Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and Syria-based pro-Russian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP) attended the meeting.
“We have reached agreement under which, within 48 hours, we will call on Mahmoud Abbas to launch consultations on the creation of a government,” Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad told a press conference.
Moussa Abu Marzouk, the deputy chairman of Hamas’ political bureau, also described a unity government as the most effective tool to address divisions among Palestinian groups, adding that it is responsible to promote the solutions, including the holding of free and democratic elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The official noted that an agreement between Fatah and Hamas to achieve Palestinian unity is not considered a compromise by any means. The concept of unity, among all factions, is a win for all sides, rather than a loss, he said, adding, “Everybody will win.”
Mahmoud Abbas whose PA president mandate expired in January 2009, has repeatedly refused to hold new election under advice from Tel Aviv and Washington fearing that would give Hamas international mandate to rule both Gaza and the West Bank.
Hamas has never endorsed Mahmoud Abbas’s efforts at United Nations to get world recognition of a Palestinian state at less than 22% of historical Palestine because it would legitimize non-Palestinian Jewish occupation of 78% of Palestine. Furthermore, condemnation of Israeli expansionist policies at United Nations gives Zionist regime further excuse to establish more new illegal Jewish settlements on land stolen from the aboriginal people. The Zionist regime knows that the veto holding powers (the US, Russia, China, UK, and France) have no teeth to bite Israel.
Netanyahu wants Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas, or Gen. Mohammed Dahlan or Marwan Barghouti, 57, who is serving life sentence in an Israeli jail since 2002. Ironically, all the three Israeli choices are rejected by a great majority of nine million Palestinians living in occupied Palestine and in exile.
Russia along with the United States, United Nation, and the European Union, is the founding member (2002) of the so-called Quartet, headed by British former prime minister, Israel-First Tony Blair, a war criminal.
Hamas election victory in 2006 which was monitored by former US president Jimmy Carter and other western NGOs – shocked not only Fatah but also Israel, the US and Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. In 2007, the US and Israel supplied arms and training to Fatah fighters to topple Hamas government by force. However, mass public support for Hamas failed the coup.
Since 2008, Fatah has abandoned armed resistance against the Jewish army. Instead it has cooperated with Israeli security agencies to round-up Hamas lawmakers and sympathizers from the West Bank, and has provided security to the illegal Jewish settlements.
In January 2012, Hamas political Guru, Khaled Meshaal, who was living in exile since the Mossad failed assassination attempt on his life on September 25, 1997 in Amman, Jordan, refused to support Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and moved to Qatar. According to some Middle East sources, Qatar ruler rewarded Khaled Meshaal with US$250 million for abandoning Assad.
While Khaled Meshaal has visited Iran on several occasions and met presidents Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad and Hassan Rouhani – and Iran’s Spiritual Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei – Tehran has refused several requests by PLO and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas to visit Iran. In 1981, PLO Chairman, Yasser Arafat did visit Tehran to plead the release of American embassy staff.
Gaza-based Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders are common feature in Tehran. Last year, Ayatullah Khamenei told the visiting Islamic Jihad leaders that defending Palestine is defending Islam.