Fatah: Hamas is not a terrorist group

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction is opposed to an American proposal to condemn Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly, Osama Qawassmeh, a spokesman for the group, said on Sunday.

The UN General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on a US-drafted resolution that would condemn Hamas for firing rockets at Israel and demand an end to the violence. If adopted, the resolution would be the first of its kind taken by the General Assembly against Hamas. All 28 European Union countries have agreed to support the resolution.

Qawassmeh, who is also a member of the Fatah ‘Revolutionary Council,’ said that Fatah was totally opposed to American and Israeli efforts to brand Hamas with the terrorism label.

‘We will fight to defeat this resolution despite Hamas’s effort to undermine the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority,’ he said. ‘We will stand against all hostile efforts to condemn Hamas at the United Nations.’…”

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