Clam understandings brokered with Israel "in a danger": Hamas leader

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-20 21:02:56|Editor: xuxin
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GAZA, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday that the Egyptian-brokered calm understandings reached with Israel in the Gaza Strip are in danger.

Haniyeh's remarks were made during a meeting held in Gaza with foreign press representatives, bureau chiefs, editors and reporters of international news organizations based in Israel.

Hamas has worked hard in all directions to break the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza and helped the understandings under the auspices of Egypt, the United Nations and Qatar, said Haniyeh.

But unfortunately, the Palestinian citizens have so far not tasted the fruit of these understandings.

Haniyeh accused Israel of slowing down and delaying the implementation of the terms of the understandings, adding that the occupation of Israel has not provided any freedom of movement on the crossing points on the Gaza Strip borders.

He said that Israel blackmails the fishermen and impedes electricity projects and other developing projects, such as establishing the industrial zone, adding that "it still imposes severe restrictions on the entry of funds into Gaza."

Egypt, the United Nations and Qatar have been exerting efforts over the past few months to reinforce a calm understanding between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip and defuse endless tension between the two sides.

Meanwhile, Haniyeh expressed his movement's opposition to a U.S. economic workshop that is scheduled to be held on June 25 and 26 in Bahrain.

"Bahrain Economic Workshop was made to undermine the Palestinian national cause. It has an economic face, but its content is political," said Haniyeh.