Åtte palestinske grupperinger med base i Damaskus, deriblant Hamas, ble enige om å avvise den fransk-egyptiske fredsplanen for Gaza.

«The Franco-Egyptian initiative does not contribute towards finding a solution since it is a threat to the resistance and the Palestinian cause, allowing the enemy to continue its aggression,» the groups said in a statement.

The Damascus-based movements «reject the presence of international forces or observers in Gaza, since this is aimed at defending the security of the occupation and reinforcing the blockade against the resistance.»

The statement called for «a halt to the aggression, a withdrawal (of Israeli forces) without delay, lifting the blockade and opening the crossing points, especially at Rafah» on the border with Egypt.

Palestinian groups: Egypt’s Gaza ceasefire plan not valid