jump to navigation

Hamas Supreme Leader Urges Restraint To Avoid Civil War December 16, 2006

Posted by notapundit in World News.
trackback

GAZA CITY (AP)–Hamas’ supreme leader, Khaled Mashaal, sought to quell violent tensions in the Palestinian territories Friday, urging his militant group to “practice restraint” and avoid being “dragged into a civil war.”

A shooting attack on the convoy of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas Thursday and other factional violence this week have sent tensions inside the Palestinian territories soaring to their highest point in the past decade. Officials from Hamas and the rival Fatah Party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have both warned of the threat of civil war.

“I call on our brothers in Hamas to practice restraint…to protect Palestinian blood,” Mashaal said in a live radio interview from his base in the Syrian capital of Damascus. “Our battle is against the (Israeli)-occupation, and we will not be dragged into a civil war.”

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: