Hamas: 'We Communicated with US'

Terror government in Gaza says it has sent several messages to Washington in an attempt to open up a channel of communication.

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Gil Ronen , | updated: 8:48 AM

Ismail Haniyeh
Ismail Haniyeh

Hamas's Gaza government published a report Sunday detailing communications it has had with the American government, in an effort to establish a channel of communication with it on diplomatic matters.

The report by the “general secretariat of the Hamas government” enumerated the government's accomplishments in the first six months of 2010.

The letters to the United States were transferred to the Administration by members of an American delegation of politicians and lecturers that visited Gaza.

Hamas asked the Obama administration “to remove the veto that it has placed on reconciliation in the Palestinian theater so that it can be achieved more easily and to put an end to the double standards of the American administration with respect to the Palestinian problem.”

The "veto" Hamas refers to is the US's refusal to allow a union between Hamas and Fatah, which would give legitimacy to the openly genocidal terror group.

Regarding a possible diplomatic solution to the conflict with Israel, the Hamas report explained that “there is no objection to the idea of establishing a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with noble Jerusalem as its capital in order to bring the Palestinian people security, a return of the refugees, their compensation for their suffering and the release of all the prisoners from the jails.”

However, Hamas said it objects to “the bribe in the form of cosmetic [concessions] on the ground that the American envoy George Mitchell is trying to give the Palestinian side in exchange for renewing the negotiations.” The removal of roadblocks, release of prisoners and easing of the blockade on Gaza are the rights of the Palestinian people, Hamas said, and must be restored, while the 'Occupation' needs to be punished for them.