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Abu Marzouk: Disarming Resistance not discussed in Cairo talks

Deputy Hamas chief Moussa Abu Marzouk gestures during an interview with Reuters in Gaza City December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

The leader in Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzouk said in an interview with CNN  Arabic that the resistance  arms has not been discussed with Fatah movement during the recent talks in Cairo, noting that resisting the Israeli Occupation is  an unalienable  right for the Palestinian people.

He also added that Hamas has chosen to end the internal split, and the Palestinian Authority  is required to achieve the interests of the Palestinian people.

Abu Marzouk said that Hamas totally rejects  the Israeli  impositions  which  attempt to foil the Palestinian reconciliation, underlying the importance of the Egyptian role to neutralize these Israeli attempts.

Regarding  elections, he said that Hamas will  present itself  to the Palestinian people through elections, and at the same time will protect  its resistance in order to defend Palestinians rights.

Abu Marzouk noted that so far only one core issue has been discussed with Fatah movement, which is reestablishing the  unity government in the Gaza Strip, while other important issues including: the PLO, the national council, the legislative council, and forming a unity government have all been postponed  for deliberation  with all Palestinian factions.

Abu Marzouk concluded by saying that Hamas looks forward to receiving positive signs from Fatah like lifting all the punitive measures imposed on the Palestinians in Gaza, and taking swift  and sincere steps towards  achieving the Palestinian reconciliation.