Hamas says EU position is more flexible
Gaza, March 10 (Xinhua) Minister of information in the Palestinian care taking government led by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said Saturday that the recent position of the European Union (EU) towards the Palestinians "is more flexible."
Yousef Rezqah told reporters that the EU's decision to deal with the Palestinian coalition government, in case it adopts a political program that goes in harmony with the Quartet Committee requirements," is more flexible than the Quartet itself."
The Quartet insists that any Palestinian government should accept the three major requirements related to recognising Israel and recognising the agreements it had signed with the Palestinians and condemning terrorism.
"The EU stance is more lenient than the Quartet Committee's decision. This stance brings the ball back to the Palestinian play ground with new requirements that are a reflection of the Quartet's requirements," said Rezqah.
He added "even the style of modifying the Quartet requirements followed by the EU in its session held in Brussels still has many bizarre details."
The Quartet Committee, which consists of the EU, US, the UN and Russian, insists that any Palestinian government should recognise Israel, the signed accords it reached with the Palestinians and to denounce "terrorism."
"The EU position depends on what the Palestinians had agreed upon in Mecca last month on one hand, and still restricted by the American and Israeli pressure on the other," said Rezqah.
He warned that such positions adopted by EU or by the Quartet and Israel "would certainly harden the mission of the Palestinian new unity government which expected to de announced within this week."