Fatah Rejects Its Connection with Explosion in Gaza
Azerbaijan, Baku, 28 July/ Trend , U. Sadigova/ The Palestinian government led by the ruling Fatah has no connection with the explosion that took place in the Gaza strip on 25 July, the spokesman for the party said.
"The charges toward Hamas are groundless," Fahmi Zaarir, the spokesman for Fatah said to Trend by telephone from Ramallah.
On 25 July night, there was a strong explosion in the car of Khalil Al Khay, one of the well-known leaders of Hamas which killed six people, five of them being members of Hamas. The explosion injured 19, with majority of them being citizens relaxing in the seashore at weekend, Aljazeera reported.
The leaders of Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas blamed Fatah for the explosion. At the early morning, several hours later the incident, the representatives of Hamas arrested several Fatah supporters.
"I think, it is crime against the citizens of Gaza strip, therefore, we will punish everyone who attempts to breach truce," Taher Al Nunu, the official representative of Hamas and added that those who committed the explosion will be punished severely in line with a law, RIA Novosti reported.
According to Zaarir, recently there have been disagreements among Hamas leaders in the Gaza strip. He did not rule out that the explosion was committed by the representatives of the resistance movement.
"Hamas does not want to recognize the current government of the Palestinian Autonomy, therefore, it blames it for every trouble," Zaarir said.
On 14 December 1987, the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas was founded by the Sheik Ahmad Yasin to liberate occupied Palestinian lands. Its attitude toward Fatah strictly deteriorated after the victory in 2006 parliament elections. At present, Gaza is fully controlled by Hamas.
The Fatah movement was founded in 1956; its historical leader is Yasir Arafat (Abu Ammar). At present, the movement is run by Mahmud Abbas.
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