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  4/6/2014, Nissan 6, 5774

Erekat: Hamas is Not a Terror Organization


Doctor Saeb Erekat, who heads the Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiating effort opposite Israel, called on Hamas, Saturday, to implement past agreements it made with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction for reconciliation to deal together against Israel. Speaking at "Strategy of Resistance" conference in Ramallah, he said when PA political groups are divided, they should go to the ballot box and not to the ammunition magazine.

Despite the civil war that resulted in hundreds killed, Erekat said, "I announce to everyone on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas and the Executive Council that Hamas is a Palestinian movement. It was not and will not be a terrorist organization."

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