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Fatah: Hamas refuses to disarm; it is "holding the Gaza Strip hostage"

“Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf called Hamas leadership member [and Hamas parliament speaker] Ahmad Bahr’s statements… on [Hamas’] disarmament or rehabilitation [of the Gaza Strip] cheap lies. Assaf emphasized that the President [Mahmoud Abbas] had refused to discuss the issue of disarmament when it was raised by the US Secretary of State [John Kerry], and mused over whom the President could have bargained with over this issue, and when. In addition, he noted that the bloodthirsty revolutionaries are the ones impeding the process of rehabilitation in the Gaza Strip by holding the Gaza Strip hostage, using its suffering as a bargaining chip and ignoring the fate of its residents.”