Friday, June 29, 2007
"Gaza - Ma'an - Hamas is prepared to enter into dialogue with Fatah, Ismail Haniyeh's political advisor, Ahmad Yousef, declared on Friday, although only if there are no conditions attached.
"We, Hamas, are ready to open the door of negotiations with Fatah, without any conditions," Yousef said. "And in turn, they must also not do so.".....
"The situation of division must not remain between the two parties."
Yousef also questioned how and why Fatah members have conducted unconditional negotiations with Israel while insisting on laying down conditions regarding negotiations with Hamas. Such criticism may have been directed at the Palestinian presidency and President Mahmoud Abbas.
Yousef accused such parties within Fatah of following an external agenda. "The continuation of some members of Fatah to not debate with Hamas assures their determination to help external agendas and not help their own country and people," Yousef said......
What Hamas has done was not against the Fatah movement," Yousef continued. "It was against an internal trend inside Fatah that was working for the benefit of external agendas. The documents that were found in Gaza, at the security services' locations by Hamas, declare the extent to which Fatah was involved in some Israeli and American trends."
On the basis of these charges, Yousef declared that Hamas has "saved" the Palestinians from a worse fate.
"Therefore, Hamas saved the situation and saved hundreds of citizens' lives, that could have been lost if Hamas didn't interfere. Those documents uncover the intent to take over more than 10,000 lives," Yousef said.
Yousef added that some members of the Fatah movement not only knew about Hamas' plans but supported them. "Many Fatah leaders had agreed to Hamas' actions in secret and in public," Yousef said. "Hani Al-Hassan, the Palestinian president's advisor, assured this fact."......"