FM Shalom warned that the Hamas is trying to adopt the Hizbullah model of a terror organization that is trying to achieve legitimacy through parliamentary elections.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom met today (May 16) with his Cypriot colleague, George Iacovou. He conveyed to him that Israel does not accept the position of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas not to disarm the Hamas and to allow them to present candidates for election in the Palestinian Authority.
Foreign Minister Shalom warned that the Hamas is trying to adopt the Hizbullah model of a terror organization that seeks to achieve legitimacy through participation in parliamentary elections. He added that the Hamas is trying to undermine stability in our region and poses a threat to Mahmoud Abbas’ rule.