Abbas Statement On Security Cooperation Sparks Uproar

Mahmoud Abbas
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Ynetnews reports: A comment made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier this week about the PA’s security cooperation with Israel has caused outrage in the various Palestinian factions.

Abbas made the statement in an interview with Der Spiegel during his visit to Germany, saying “Our security forces are working very efficiently to prevent terror. Just a couple of days ago, three young men were tracked down and arrested. They were planning an attack.”

He went on to say that, “Our security cooperation with Israel is functioning well. Hamas is trying to sabotage things, but we have the situation under control.”

Hamas was quick to condemn Abbas’s statement. Sami Abu Zuhri, the Islamist movement’s spokesperson, said that “Abbas is denying the intifada and the resistance’s operations.” He called on Abbas “to stop making statements that are foreign to our people’s culture and national positions.”

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