Hamas Official: World, Israel, Arabs To Blame For Fighting

When you can’t take responsibility for your own actions you can always find someone else to blame. This speaks volumes.

The international community, Israel and Arab countries are to blame for the current inter-Palestinian fighting in the Gaza Strip for failing to life an economic siege on the Palestinians, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.

The remarks by Moussa Abu Marzouk, deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau, came as fighting renewed between Hamas and Fatah in Gaza early Wednesday when Hamas gunmen stormed the home of a top Fatah official in Gaza City, killing five bodyguards inside, Palestinian security officials said.

The attack comes after a brutal day of factional fighting between Hamas and Fatah rivals in Gaza that killed 15 people. Four days of intense Palestinian infighting in Gaza have killed 41 people.

“The international community and Arab countries shoulder part of the responsibility for the current events due to their attitudes toward the national unity government,” Abu Marzouk said in Damascus.

“The continued financial and political siege has pushed matters to this simmering tension,” he said. He also blamed Israel and Arab apathy toward the economic sanctions for the fighting.

“The Israelis are behind all these events,” Abu Marzouk said. “It’s illogical that the Arabs stand idle watching the Palestinian arena while it’s on the verge of explosion under the siege…this is a constant pressure that has led to a real explosion.”

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  1. Jack's Shack May 18, 2007 at 3:19 pm


    Sooner or later someone outside of the PA and Arabs will jump in and blame Israel. Just a matter of time.

  2. Stephen May 17, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    If it’s a calculated strategy, it seems to be working very well. “Give ’em enough rope to hang themselves” would be an apt description.

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