Hamas Military Wing Won’t Disarm as Part of Unity Deal

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hamas-leader-khaled-meshalThe Hamas military wing announced that it will not disarm as part of any Egyptian-mediated Palestinian unity deal. Abu Obaida, spokesman of the Izz Ed-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, said that “dismantling the Al-Qassam brigades or integrating them into the security forces is not up for discussion and a fantasy that will never materialize.”

On Wednesday, Moussa Abu Marzouk, the Hamas Deputy Politburo Chief, said that Hamas will not agree to dismantle its military wing as part of a reconciliation deal with rival movement Fatah. According to Palestinian sources, Fatah is demanding that Hamas dismantle its armed wing as a condition for reconciliation.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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