Islamic Jihad says Fatah, Hamas unity meetings “a waste of time”
Talks between Fatah and Hamas on Tuesday and Wednesday accomplished little as the parties failed to reach any agreement, a top Islamic Jihad official said Thursday.
Abu Imad al-Rifaei, the Islamist group’s representative in a committee preparing for national elections, told Ma’an that the talks focused on the makeup of the Palestinian Legislative Council and the Palestinian National Council.
But he said neither Fatah nor Hamas seemed serious about ending the division and implementing a reconciliation deal signed in 2011.
Al-Rifaei, who also serves as Islamic Jihad’s representative in Lebanon, blasted the talks as a “waste of time.”
It is worthwhile to remember that the group that is most interested in Hamas/Fatah unity is an Islamist terror group that is more extreme than Hamas.
This part is illuminating:
Asked about the situation in Syria, al-Rifaei denounced Israel’s bombing in early May of a regime facility in Damascus. He says Islamic Jihad stands by any country facing Israeli attacks and will respond as it sees fit.
Yes, Islamic Jihad is threatening to attack Israel for attacking the regime that is murdering its fellow Islamists by the thousands.
No matter how much Arabs and Muslims hate each other, they will always hate Israel and Jews more.