Abu Zohri to Ikhwanweb: Hamas Recognizes PLO as a Frame of Reference
|Saturday, March 25,2006 00:00|
|By El-Said Ramadan, Ikhwanweb|
Abu Zohri to Ikhwanweb: Hamas Recognizes
He pointed out that the Fath movement, through its procrastination, bears alone the responsibility for the the delay in rebuilding the PLO.
He explained that the point of discord in this context is the fact that the above-mentioned Cairo agreement contains clear procedures relating to the modalities of developing the PLO, starting with the formation of a committee of secretaries-general to prepare a formula for rebuilding the PLO on new sound political and organizational bases. We are therefore in favor of having the PLO as the frame of reference for Palestinian action and as its representative, but only after reforming it so as to enable all factions to participate in it in a proper way.
This is why we have refused to state in the political program of the Government that the PLO is the representative of all factions while we are still outside it. The Executive Committee has not complied with any agreement in this regard, but we nevertheless stress our support in principle for maintaining this important institution- in other words, the only existing difference is that while we want to reform it, others want it to stay unchanged.”
We reject that and it is counter to the program on the basis of which we were elected and to the rights of our Palestinian people.”
In order to reach an agreement with ‘Abu Ali Mustafa bloc’, we put forth a compromise in the Government program whereby ‘the Government will deal in a spirit of high responsibility with the signed agreements, in a way that would protect the high interests of our people, safeguard its rights and without prejudice to its invariable objectives’, but unfortunately the bloc refused that wording.”
But given the non-compliance by the occupation authorities with those decisions, some of which recognize the legitimacy of the occupation at the expense of our people’s rights, we proposed a compromise under which we would deal with those decisions with responsibility insofar as they are not incompatible with the rights, interests and invariable objectives of our people. This also was rejected by them.”.