A former Hamas government spokesman revealed on Sunday that Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has said in private meetings he is lying in public statements to “trick the Americans.”
The spokesman, Ihab al-Ghussein, wrote on Facebook that “behind closed doors,” Abbas had said “when I go out and say that the government is my government and it recognizes ‘Israel’ and so on, fine – these words are meant to trick the Americans.” Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated the Facebook post.
“Guys, let me (continue) saying what I say to the media. Those words are meant for the Americans and the occupation (i.e., Israel), not for you. What’s important is what we agree on among ourselves. …Don’t harp on everything I tell the media, forget about the statements in the media,” Abbas told Hamas, according to Ihab al-Ghussein.
PMW exposed that Al-Ghussein then laughs at Abbas in the post, adding “I really do want real reconciliation, meaning partnership and achieving unity, but not reconciliation as Abbas means it.”
Read more at Arutz Sheva.