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Palestinian Left Protest against Hamas-Fateh clashes

Sunday 20 May 2007

Eyad Awadallah, Media spokesperson of the PFLP stated that both Fateh and Hamas must respect the signed agreements which aim at ending these violent clashes, and should withdraw their gunmen from the streets of the Gaza Strip.

He held both Fateh and Hamas responsible for the clashes, and the destruction, and called on the two movements to return to the negotiation table in order to solve their difference by national dialogue instead of violence.

Awadallah added that the Front warned of such clashes after Fateh and Hamas signed a power-sharing deal in Mecca. He said that the PFLP stated that the reasons of the initial clashes were not resolved since the unity government deal did not address these causes in a correct manner.

He stated that the solution comes by resolving the main causes of the clashes instead of resolving superficial causes “otherwise we will find ourselves entering a new phase of the bloody internal clashes”.

Awadallah called for a comprehensive national dialogue, and for reviewing the Mecca Unity deal between Fateh and Hamas in order to open the horizons for a national agreement which is bases on real partnership between all factions.

He called on the two movements, every Palestinian faction and resident, to act in order to end the chaos and insecurity, and to make sure that the security devices are not factional devices.

These security devices should have one aim which is protecting the security of the country and its residents, and should not act as devices that serve certain factions.

Meanwhile, Ziad Jarghoun, one of the political leaders of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, slammed the violent Fateh-Hamas clashes, and stated that the Mecca Unity deal and the distribution of power between the rival movements created new basis of further clashes.

He demanded all factions to reactivate the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and its institutions through a comprehensive national dialogue agenda that includes every Palestinian faction, and every Palestinian in the country or in exile.

Jarghoun held Fateh and Hamas responsible for the significant human and financial losses, and for “smearing the international reputation of the Palestinian struggle, and cause by their ongoing clashes”.

He also demanded the fighters of the two movements to point their guns at the occupation instead killing each other while Israel continues t occupy the land and continues to attack the people.

It is worth mentioning that the DFLP and the PFLP held on Friday a massive protest in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and demanded Fateh and Hamas to end the tension.

The massive protest started in front of Al Qassam mosque in Beit Lahia, and marched through the streets before heading to Jabalia refugee camp.

The protesters carried posters slamming the violent clashes in Gaza and demanding national unity between the residents and their factions in order to counter the Israeli attacks and the Israeli threats to reinvade the Gaza Strip, especially the northern part.