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Islamic Jihad: Hamas’ acceptance of 1967 borders is impractical

April 26, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Islamic Jihad Movement leader Ahmad Al-Mudallal addresses the crowd in Gaza City, Gaza on January 17, 2017 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Islamic Jihad yesterday renewed its criticism to Hamas over its acceptance of Palestinian state on the 1967 borders; stressing the importance of dialogue between Fatah and Hamas over domestic differences, Quds Net reported.

“All the liberation movements exist to liberate every centimetre from the land of Palestine through resistance as the sole choice for achieving this goal,” Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza, Ahmed Al-Modallal, told Quds Net.

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He added that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian National Council accepted partial solutions for the Palestinian cause during negotiations and announced a Palestinian state, but Israel undermined their efforts by annexing 60 per cent of the occupied West Bank and Judaising occupied East Jerusalem.

“This proves that Hamas committed a mistake when it accepted a partial solution based on the 1967 borders,” he said. He reiterated that his movement is persisting to liberate all historic Palestinian land.

He went on to call for President Mahmoud Abbas to stop “punishing” the Gaza Strip as this reinforces internal division.