Hamas accuses Egypt ambassador to PA of criticizing group
Published Thursday 06/03/2014 (updated) 07/03/2014 20:27
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas has accused the Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinian Authority of criticizing the movement and intervening in Palestinian internal affairs, a spokesman said Thursday.
Sami Abu Zuhri said that Hamas "denounces attempts by Egypt's ambassador to Ramallah, Wael Atiyeh, to exert pressure on some Palestinian factions to criticize Hamas."
"The movement calls upon Egypt's ambassador to stop such practices, show respect to his diplomatic position and avoid negative intervention in internal Palestinian affairs."
The Hamas spokesman expressed appreciation to Palestinian factions "for refusing to yield to pressures."
On Wednesday, Marwan Abu Ras, a Palestinian lawmaker affiliated to Hamas, told Ma'an that Egypt is no longer a neutral party in resolving the political split between Hamas and Fatah.
Earlier this week, an Egyptian court banned the activities of Hamas and ordered its assets seized.