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Hamas denies secret talks with the US

Hamas Political Chief Ismail Haniyeh arrives to hold a press conference in Moscow, Russia on 4 March 2020. [Sefa Karacan - Anadolu Agency
Hamas Political Chief Ismail Haniyeh arrives to hold a press conference in Moscow, Russia on 4 March 2020. [Sefa Karacan - Anadolu Agency

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday denied that there had been secret talks between his movement and the United States.

Speaking to the Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen TV, Haniyeh said: “The US is trying to spread rumour that the deal of century was revealed after meetings with Palestinian groups.”

Haniyeh reiterated that his movement rejected an invitation by the US for a secret meeting between the two parties.

He said that his movement refused the secret meeting because the US is trying to spread rumour that its “notorious” plan was revealed following secret meetings with Palestinian groups.

US President Donald Trump revealed his so-called “peace plan” in late January. It has been slammed for giving Israel everything it wants while providing Palestinians none of their legitimate rights, ensuring that they are forever subjugated by the Israeli occupation.

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