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Abbas still undermining truce efforts, claims Hamas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is still undermining Egyptian and UN efforts to broker a truce between Hamas and Israel, the movement said today.

Hamas spokesman Hazim Qasim told Arabi21.com that the PLO, PA and Fatah chief won't deal with the mediators and has threatened to impose more punitive measures of his own on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

"None of the mediators has told Hamas that the truce efforts have been stopped," Qasim explained. He stressed that the movement maintains contact with the Egyptians and the UN.

The mediators involved in the ceasefire agreement between the Palestinian resistance and Israeli occupation in 2014 in return for the lifting of the siege on Gaza are still involved on a continuous basis.

"No one has the right to stop the struggle of our people to lift the blockade imposed on them and no one is able to stop our efforts to break the siege," he added.

READ: The truce in Gaza is between Egypt, Israel and Abbas 

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