Direct Talks with Israel Doomed: Hamas

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    Democratically elected Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said the Palestinian Authority's decision to resume direct talks with Israel is doomed to fail.

    Speaking at a mosque in Jabaliya, Haniyeh said that negotiations with Israeli would not restore the Palestinians' rights or their occupied religious sites, Ma'an news agency reported.

    Haniyeh also praised the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in the face of Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, saying the Palestinians were a "model for the Arab nations and Islamic countries."

    Hamas, however, was not the only Palestinian faction to denounce Ramallah's agreement to a US plan for the resumption of talks with Israel in Washington in September.

    With the exception of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, an unelected body, Palestinian political parties joined voices over the weekend to condemn the PA's "capitulation."

    Direct Talks with Israel Doomed: Hamas

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