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  4/29/2014, Nissan 29, 5774

Hamas Leader Says Abbas Is 'Lying' About Unity Govt.

Hamas will never recognize Israel's right to exist or put its terrorist army under Palestinian Authority (PA) control according to a senior Hamas official, who on Tuesday revealed his version of the unity government deal reached last Wednesday.

Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a senior official and co-founder of Hamas, told Reuters that "Abbas is not telling them (the world) the truth. He says 'this is my government'. But it is not his government. It is a government of national unity. He is marketing it in this way to minimize (international) pressure."