Musa Abu Marzotto: Vladimir Trefilov / RIA Novosti
Hamas hopes that Russia will have an impact on the settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict and help the Palestinians resist US plans for the implementation of the “deal of the century” in the middle East. Told “Kommersant” Deputy head of Hamas Politburo Musa Abu marzouk.
According to Abu Marzouq, the American President Donald trump, offering a “deal of the century”, or who were not consulted and did not take into account the experience of USA in the region. “It takes ideological decisions that have nothing to do with politics”, — said the Deputy head of the political Bureau of the movement.
He noted that the American side understands that Hamas is a key player, able to resist the “deal of the century”, and has tried to arrange talks with the Palestinian movement, despite the fact that in the United States consider a terrorist organization. However, according to Abu Marzouq, Hamas proposed dialogue refused.
At the same time, he stressed, Hamas is counting on Russia’s help in solving the Palestinian problem. “Besides Russia, no other country that could offer in our region, the solution is able to resist the US position,” said Abu marzouk.
In particular, in his opinion, Russia can exert pressure on Israel to withdraw its blockade of the Gaza strip, as well as contribute to the restoration of unity among the various Palestinian forces. Moscow also has influence in the UN security Council, added Abu marzouq.
He noted that Russia should act in the region through Hamas, because that is what the Palestinian movement “the most efficient in solving the Palestinian problem”.
The political parts of trump’s plan to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, known as the “deal of the century”, was published on 7 may. It is assumed that Israel, the Palestine liberation Organization and Hamas will sign an agreement on creating a Palestinian state, the New Palestine, which will include the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza strip — except for the land occupied by Jewish settlements. A block of Jewish settlements, which will connect isolated settlements, will belong to Israel.
The economic part of the American plan was made public June 23. Within its framework, the White house has offered to invest directly in Palestine more than 27.5 billion dollars and spend in the amount of 22.8 billion to Palestinians residing in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
In Russia said that the focus on the economic part of the “deal of the century” will not bring positive results, and called the U.S. approach is counterproductive. Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow is concerned about “attempts of the United States to promote privately developed ideas.”
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