Fatah rejects ‘Hamas interference’ in Egypt
Azzam Ahmed, Representative for the Palestinian movement Fatah - Photo courtesy of youtube.com
By AMIRA ABDEL SALAM and AMAL RASLAN

CAIRO: Representative for the Palestinian movement Fatah, Azzam Ahmed told Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy during meetings Saturday that the movement rejects Hamas’ “interference” in Egypt’s internal affairs.

“We reject the interference of Hamas or others in the internal Egyptian affairs,” Ahmed said according to a Foreign Ministry press release.

Ahmed said that Hamas must realize the reality of being a Palestinian movement concerned with internal Palestinian affairs.

The meeting comes within the framework of coordinating between Hamas and Fatah to present a unified approach to the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. Fahmy spoke of Egyptian efforts to overcome obstacles facing the negotiations.

For his part, Ahmed told Fahmy of Israeli’s rejection of international resolutions and the United State’s bias towards the Israeli view point.

Fahmy phoned his U.S. counterpart John Kerry Friday to discuss the negotiations in an attempt to make progress while adhering to the Arab Peace Initiative and international resolutions.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with the U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in the coming days.

Originally published in Youm7.

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