Abbas must take practical measures concerning suspension of all deals with Israel: Hamas
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Abbas must take practical measures concerning suspension of all deals with Israel: Hamas

Mousa Abu Marzouk, in a post published on his official Twitter page on Saturday, described the move as “a step reflecting the wishes of Palestinian people, who aspire for freedom and independence.”   He added that Abbas’s decision to stop implementing agreements signed with the Israeli regime needs practical steps, national unity and internal reconciliation in order to yield results, and to confront potential risks facing Palestinians.   On Thursday, the 84-year-old Palestinian president declared the suspension of all agreements with the Tel Aviv regime.   The measure came after an emergency meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the wake of recent demolition of a cluster of Palestinian homes in Sur Baher neighborhood on the southeastern outskirts of occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.   “We announce the leadership's decision to stop implementing the agreements signed with the Israeli side,” Abbas said at a speech in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.   He added that a committee would be formed in order to implement the decision, but did not provide further details.   “We will not bow to dictates and imposing a fait accompli by force in al-Quds (Jerusalem) and elsewhere,” Abbas stated.   Abbas said the move comes as Israeli authorities “ignore” all the signed agreements with the PA.   The Palestinian Authority and the Israeli regime work together on various matters, including water distribution, electricity, economic relations and security coordination.   Hundreds of Israeli troops with bulldozers tore down about 70 homes in 10 apartment buildings in Sur Baher on July 22, despite local protests and international criticism.   On Wednesday, the United States blocked the United Nations Security Council from passing a resolution condemning Israel’s demolitions.   Indonesia, Kuwait and South Africa had earlier circulated a draft statement, expressing grave concern over the demolitions. They stated that such practice would undermine the viability of the so-called two-state solution, and the prospect for a just and lasting resolution of the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.  

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