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Hamas: Biden, Bennett nix all political solutions for Palestinian issue

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Hamas’ Political Bureau Chief, Ismail Haniyeh (Photo by IRNA)

Hamas’ Political Bureau chief says US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stand up to whatever political solution that could resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Ismail Haniyeh, who made the remarks on Wednesday, said the duo did not even brook formation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency reported.

The Israeli regime overran huge swathes of regional territories in a heavily Western-backed war in 1948 before claiming existence. In 1967, it staged a similar military campaign, capturing more such territories, including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The regime was forced to withdraw from Gaza, where Hamas is headquartered, in 2005. It, however, has been keeping the territory under a crippling siege and constant military attacks.

“Their (Biden and Bennett’s) choices concerning the issue of occupation are not going to change much,” Haniyeh predicted.

Tel Aviv would keep up its policy of occupation and usurpation of Palestinian lands as well as violation of Palestinians’ rights in the West Bank and Gaza, the official said.

The United States too would refuse to effect any changes in its policy of outright support for the Israeli regime, he added, attributing this to the “interconnected” nature of Washington and Tel Aviv’s interests.

Separately, Haniyeh turned to the issue of the 2020-present US-facilitated trend of normalizations between the Israeli regime and some regional Arab states.

Some Arab states tie their legitimacy to the US, and believe that “the road to America goes through Tel Aviv,” the Hamas’ official was quoted as saying.

“This approach, however, does not reflect the truth,” he said, adding that the decision by a handful of states does not mirror the opinion of the world’s Arab peoples.


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