Palestinian Factions: Abbas Stabbed Palestinians in the Back
An overnight meeting between Israeli Security Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas infuriated Palestinian factions.
Palestinian factions denounced the overnight meeting between Israeli Security Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah as a “dangerous development” and a “stab in the back” to the Palestinians.
"Hamas" officials described the meeting as “dangerous” and expressed that it “reflects the Palestinian Authority’s contempt for Palestinian blood.”
On his account, Hamas spokesman Abd al-Latif al-Qanou condemned the meeting, adding that it mirrors the continued downfall of the Palestinian Authority and the “abandonment of national values, as well as the beautification of the face of the occupation.”
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization (PIJ) said that the meeting came against the backdrop of the “crimes of the occupation, its siege and its aggression” on the Palestinians.
PIJ Spokesperson Tareq Silmi said that “the meeting between Abbas and Gantz is a stab to our people,” adding that “the blood of the children killed by the occupation army on the orders of Gantz is still on the ground and has not dried up yet.”
Furthermore, Walid al-Awad, a senior member of the Palestinian People's Party, described the meeting as a “continuation of the policy of useless negotiations and presenting more concessions to the government of crime and killing.”
Al-Awad indicted Abbas of walking away from the Palestinian national consensus and breaching the resolutions of Palestinian institutions that called for severing ties with “Israel”.
“This meeting comes in the framework of consolidating the security and economic solution by offering more economic bribes in return for preserving the security of the Israeli settlers and the occupation,” he added.
Gantz tweeted that he met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss security, political, civil, and economic issues.