Haniyeh calls for end to Palestinian bloodshed in Syria
by Michael Johnson
Ma'an News Agency
May 13, 2013
Gaza premier Ismail Haniyeh said Monday that it is unacceptable for Palestinians to be singled out by Arab regimes, and he condemned the killing of Palestinians in Syria's ongoing conflict.
Haniyeh told reporters in Gaza City that Hamas would not remain silent while "Palestinian blood is being shed in both Palestine and abroad," he and slammed the "massacre and bloodshed" of Palestinians in Syria.
"We have hosted hundreds of our people who returned from Syria, and they are living in Gaza among their families after being displaced due to the situation in Syria," the Gaza premier said.
Haniyeh told the news conference that Hamas would not agree to "relinquish or exchange any part of Palestine," an apparent reference to a statement by Arab League officials that they backed proposals for a land swaps between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Gaza-based premier ended his speech by applauding a call by Jordanian officials to expel Israeli Ambassador Daniel Nevo over "the occupation measures" at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Related Topics: Gaza, Hamas, Middle East Uprising, Palestinians, Syria | Michael Johnson
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