Hamas Furious that PA Caved and Restored Ties with Israel

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Palestinian police arrest a Palestinian. (illustrative)(Flash90 / Olivier Fitoussi)

The Hamas terror group is fuming over the Palestinian Authority’s decision to restore ties with the Israeli government.

A senior Palestinian official announced Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is restoring ties with Israel. The Hamas terror group in Gaza reacted by denouncing the move as a betrayal of “national values and principles.”

The PA’s announcement means it will again engage in security coordination with Israel after claiming it ended all cooperation six months ago.

Even after the PA said it cut off coordination with Israel, sources within each sides’ security establishment cast doubt on whether all cooperation had actually ceased.

Hamas’ reaction to the PA announcement on Tuesday came with all the classic anti-Israel tropes. The Walla news site reports that the brutal terror group referred to the “occupation” and “annexation”. And they slammed any “normalization” with Israel.

On Tuesday, senior Palestinian official Hussein al-Sheikh, a top aide to President Abbas, tweeted “the relationship with Israel would return to how it was” following “official written and oral letters” from Israel, the Associated Press reported.

Originally, Abbas had announced a cessation in coordination in response to Israel’s annexation plans. Thereby Israel intended to officially extend sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

(United with Israel).

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