Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 January / Trend corr. R.Hafizoglu / Islamic Resistance Movement HAMAS is not going to pass the control over Gaza to the ruling FATAH organization, which in its turn rejects to go to dialogue.
According to the information reported by Al-Jazir on 28 January, Mahmud Abbas, the Palestinian President, made a speech demanding to pass the control over Gaza to the ruling FATAH organization in order to hold a meeting between HAMAS and FATAH. Experts consider that the statement by the President Abbas may become an obstacle in the negotiation process.
"Palestinian President's demand concerning passing of the control over Gaza to FATAH is ungrounded and will not be implemented," Sami abu Zuhri, HAMAS press-secretary stated by a telephone interview to Trend on 28 January.
According to Zuhri, HAMAS came to power as a result of the democratic elections in 2005, and will never reject from its right. "Population elected us and we will not neglect their choice," he said.
Zuhri considers that unlike HAMAS the ruling FATAH does not hold an independent policy. "We are prepared to hold a dialogue and take part in the meeting in Egypt. In spite of HAMAS will participate in the meeting, it has little hope for the meeting. FATAH serves to the interest of Israel and United States, but not Palestine," Zuhri added.
FATAH official Fahmi al-Zearir stated that if the control over Gaza would not be passed to FATAH then the organization would not participate in the upcoming bilateral meeting in Egypt. "Despite HAMAS came to power as a result of the democratic parliamentary elections, the organization took the control over Gaza by force. We cannot speak about the democratic changes in world and Palestine until HAMAS takes control over Gaza," Zearir reports to Trend.
According to him, Zuhri and HAMAS turned Palestinians to the tool of their own policy. "The control of Gaza by HAMAS serves to the interest of Israel, which applies economic blockade on Gaza," Zearir said.
He noted that no bilateral dialogue may take place until the control over Gaza not to be passed to FATAH.
When HAMAS came to power by winning in the parliamentary elections in Palestine in 2005, it took the control over political structures belonging to FATAH and Gaza as well.
The west coast of the Jordan River is under FATAH's control, which is headed by Mahmud Abbas.