Haneya denies reports over secret talks between Hamas, Israel
Deposed Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haneya denied on Thursday earlier statements of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas which said Hamas is holding secret talks with Israel, Xinhua reported.
"The alleged accusations of President Abbas that Hamas and Israel are holding talks are totally untrue," Haneya told a Swiss cultural delegation at his office in Gaza.
Haneya said that he basically rejects the idea of establishing a statehood with temporary borders as a final solution to the conflict with Israel.
"Hamas doesn't accept a Palestinian statehood with temporary borders, where Abbas allegations are fabrications that would never deceive anyone," Haneya said.
He went on saying that Hamas strongly supports the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with full sovereignty and with Jerusalem as its capital without confiscating the rights of the coming Palestinian generation.
Haneya slammed the continuation of the world's embargo against Hamas government in Gaza and the Israeli blockage that has been imposed on the Gaza Strip for almost three years.
"Those who support the embargo and the siege on Hamas and on the Gaza Strip are really losers," said Haneya, who said that his movement hasn't received any Egyptian invitation to resume the dialogue after the holiday of Eid al-Adha.
"We will positively respond to any invitation aims at resuming the national dialogue in order to achieve reconciliation," said Haneya.