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PA advisor claims Hamas hypocrisy, persecution, oppression

Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, political advisor to PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and senior columnist at Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, on speech by Khaled Mashaal:
Headline: "How did Mashaal start the competition?"
"As part of the wild campaign by Hamas and its followers against the lawful national leadership, and against President Mahmoud Abbas in particular, Khaled Mashaal delivered a speech…
Mashaal spoke about the option of [violent] ‘resistance.’ Is he being honest? Someone who wants [violent] resistance and defends it, does not persecute the nationalists and the fighters… and does not seek a policing role of oppressing the people, as [Mashaal] has done with the Salafi [fundamentalist] Jihadists and with the Islamic Jihad movement…"