Now that they’re all friends again, Haniyeh tries to show Fatah who’s boss. “Haniyeh calls on PLO to withdraw Israel recognition,” from the Ma’an News Agency, April 29 (thanks to all who sent this in):
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Friday called on the Palestinian Liberation Organization to withdraw its recognition of Israel.
On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the announcement of a reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah by saying the Palestinian Authority must “choose between peace with Israel or peace with Hamas.”
Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said Netanyahu “must choose between peace and settlements.”
Speaking after the Friday prayer in Gaza City, Haniyeh said that the PLO should not only demand that Israel chose between settlements and peace, but should also withdraw its recognition of the state.
In a surprise unity deal announced Wednesday, Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a transitional government ahead of elections to take place within the next year….