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TEL AVIV – In a rare move, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah party said Sunday that it will stand behind its rival Hamas in opposing a U.S.-drafted resolution condemning the terror group at the United Nations General Assembly.
The UNGA is slated to vote on Tuesday on a resolution condemning Hamas “for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence,” as well as calling for an end to that violence. If the vote passes, it will mark the first time the General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning Hamas.
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The U.S. has sought the backing of European allies in the vote and all 28 EU countries have expressed their support.
However, Fatah spokesman Osama Qawassmeh, who is also a member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, called the motion “hostile” and rejected the designation of Hamas as a terror group.
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“We will fight to defeat this resolution despite Hamas’s effort to undermine the...
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