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  Av 7, 5767 , 22/07/07

Haniyeh Approves Carter Intervention

Hamas leader and former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh met with the director of former United States President Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center on Sunday, according to Bethlehem-based Maan News.  The director, Scott Caster, told Haniyeh that Carter was willing to mediate negotiations between Fatah and Hamas, an offer that Haniyeh accepted.

 

Carter is known to support the PA, and recently published a book titled “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”  His reported offer to mediate between Hamas and Fatah goes against official United States and Israeli policy, which has called for Fatah to isolate Hamas.

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