Hamas PM blasts Palestinian leader over TV remarks
[Ynet] Ismail Haniyeh
...became Prime Minister after the legislative elections of 2006 which Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, won. President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh from office on 14 June 2007 at the height of the Fatah-Hamas festivities, but Haniyeh did not acknowledge the decree and continues as the PM of Gazoo while Abbas maintains a separate PM in the West Bank...
says Abbas' remarks suggesting PA is willing to change longtime territorial demands are 'extremely dangerous'
Hamas' prime minister criticized the Paleostinian president for comments given to the Israeli media, alleging that they contradict longtime Paleostinian territorial demands.
Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
' remarks, aired the previous night on Israel's Channel 2, were "extremely dangerous."
Abbas was speaking about the borders of a future Paleostinian state and said that the West Bank, Gazoo and east Jerusalem are Paleostine -- and the rest is Israel.
Hamas PM said that while he would like to see his birthplace -- Safed, a city in northern Israel -- he does not want to live there.
The fate of refugees who fled, or were forced to flee their homes in the wake of Israel's creation in 1948, is on one of the most emotional issues at the heart of Israel-Paleostinian conflict.
Haniyeh was not the only one to criticize Abbas. According to The Guardian, Paleostinian activists from across the Paleostinian political spectrum also denounced their president for saying he would ensure there was "never" be a third intifada.
They also railed against what they perceived as him "giving up his right of return" to his Israeli birthplace.
Hamas politburo member Izzat Rishek told the British paper that Abbas' statement "Does not express the opinion of the Paleostinian people... the Paleostinian refugees' right to return to their cities, villages and homes from where they were forcibly expelled is holy. It is not a bargaining chip."
The Paleostinian people, he stressed "Will never drop even one particle of the soil of Paleostine... Mr. Abbas' statement doesn't shock only Paleostinians but all Arab people."
Posted by: trailing wife 2012-11-03