En av Mahmoud Abbas’ nærmeste medarbeidere sier det palestinske selvstyret, PA, ikke vil tillate at Hamas beholder kontrollen over Gaza. Hvordan PA vil fravriste Hamas makten sier han ikke noe om. Men uttalelsen er i seg selv interessant.

The Palestinian Authority will not allow Hamas to turn Gaza into a «separatist entity» in the wake of Israel’s military operation there, a senior aide to president Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday.

«We will not allow the creation of a separatist entity, no matter what the price,» Yasser Abed Rabbo told a press conference. «The plot aiming to separate Gaza from the West Bank will not pass.»

Abbas has not controlled Gaza since June 2007, when Hamas booted forces loyal to his secular Fatah party from the coastal strip.

Abed Rabbo accused Hamas’s exiled political chief Khaled Mashaal of «using slogans and exploiting the blood spilled in Gaza to cover his separatist projects.

PLO: Hamas exploiting blood spilled in Gaza