PA Could Okay Deal without Hamas

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The Middle East Times talks to Maen Rashid Areikat, deputy head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) negotiations affairs department, who has this to say about the divide in Palestinian leadership: “Hamas is not only aPalestinian problem. Hamas is a regional problem; Hamas is aninternational problem,” said Areikat. “You cannot simply make themdisappear.” “We don’t have the military power to remove Hamas by force,” said Areikat, “and we don’t want Israel to do it for us.” So far, not that much different than what most people have been lamenting for the past two years. What’s interesting about Areikat’s comments, though, […]


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