Thursday, 27 November 2014

Hamas: UN amends Gaza reconstruction plan after talks


A senior Hamas official claimed Thursday that the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has amended a reconstruction plan for Gaza after a request by Hamas officials.

Senior official Mousa Abu Marzouq said Wednesday evening that a Gaza reconstruction deal brokered by the UN in September was not discussed with the movement.

The official, speaking on the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV Channel, said "Hamas neither agreed to the plan verbally, nor on paper."

"We requested amendments and some items of the plan were amended. All that the international envoy requested was to secure the movement of UN teams in Gaza," he added, without providing any details about the nature of the amendments.

The official said that Qatar is the only country that has kept its promises to the Gaza Strip.

Abu Marzouq also briefly spoke about political reconciliation and blamed Fatah for trying to exclude Hamas and lacking the political will for unity.

Hamas is determined to achieve reconciliation, he added. more

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