Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Abbas, Egypt tough on Hamas

Aljazeera.Net - Abbas, Egypt tough on Hamas

Egyptian Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman urged Hamas to take steps on three key issues.

"One, to stop the violence. Two, it should become a doctrine for them to be
committed to all the agreements signed with Israel. Three, they have to
recognise Israel," he told reporters.

"If they don't do it, Abu
Mazen (Abbas) will not ask them to form the government. Abu Mazen will (instead)
form the government with other parties," said Suleiman, who attended the meeting
and also met Abbas on Tuesday.

"If they don't accept to commit
themselves to these issues, nobody will deal with them," said Suleiman, who has
frequently been the main mediator between Abbas's Fatah and the Islamist Hamas
in recent years.

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