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        1/19/2014, Shevat 18, 5774

      'Negotiations Not in the Name of Palestinian People'

      Tahar An-Nunu, a top aide to Hamas's Gaza leader, Ismail Haniyeh, warned, Sunday, against the talks mediated by the United States between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) which will end in the regulation of what he called the "Israeli occupation". An-Nunu said, in an interview, that the PA does not represent the "Palestinian people" so any agreement will only be binding on the specific individuals who sign it.

      An-Nunu said that the negotiations were a sign of Arab weakness. Referring to the turmoil in many Arab countries, he said, “Negotiations under these conditions enable the U.S. and Israel to take advantage of the negotiations and force the Palestinians to accept conditions they do not want.”

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