Israel Gaza Hamas Palestine: Hamas Should Evaluation All Its Insurance policies As soon as Warfare Ends: Prime Palestinian Official


Hamas Must Review All Its Policies Once War Ends: Top Palestinian Official

Hussein al-Sheikh mentioned it was his job to work with Israel to cut back the struggling of Palestinians. (File)


Instantly after Israel’s struggle in Gaza ends, all Palestinian factions together with Hamas should take a critical have a look at the failure of their insurance policies to realize freedom for his or her individuals, a high Palestinian Authority official mentioned.

Hussein al-Sheikh, 63, mentioned struggle in Gaza after the Oct. 7 assaults on southern Israel meant Hamas ought to make a “critical and sincere evaluation and rethink all its insurance policies and all its strategies” as soon as combating subsides.

Hamas’ assaults killed 1,200 Israelis, triggering a relentless bombardment and floor struggle that has killed not less than 19,000 Palestinians, displaced lots of of hundreds and left a lot of the enclave in ruins.

Hussein al-Sheikh, the final secretary of President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Liberation Group, is seen by some as a possible successor. His feedback had been the primary time a senior PLO chief has talked publicly about Hamas techniques for the reason that Oct. 7 assaults.

Hussein al-Sheikh additionally acknowledged the political path underneath Oslo peace accords was faltering and because it at the moment stands wouldn’t obtain the ambition of the Palestinian individuals for the institution of a Palestinian state inside pre-1967 borders.

Hussein al-Sheikh and Abbas met senior White Home aide Jake Sullivan in Ramallah on Friday. The Palestinians advised him a brand new worldwide effort was wanted to influence Israel of a complete answer that features the West Financial institution, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, Hussein al-Sheikh advised Reuters.

“There have to be a single Palestinian authorities governing the Palestinian homeland,” Hussein al-Sheikh advised Reuters on Saturday in a uncommon interview in smooth places of work adorned with portraits Abbas and his predecessor Yasser Arafat within the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Ramallah.

The West Financial institution is split by an Israeli wall and fence that snakes lots of of miles throughout the hills. Jewish settlers, a lot of whom cite Biblical ties to the land, have in recent times expanded development in areas that may develop into a future Palestinian state. Most international locations deem Jewish settlements constructed on land Israel seized within the 1967 Center East struggle as unlawful.

Regardless of providing welcome verbal backing for a Palestinian state within the conferences, Hussein al-Sheikh mentioned, Washington had not proposed concrete mechanisms or political initiatives. He reiterated a name by Abbas for a global peace convention to forge a brand new route.

A senior U.S. official mentioned this week the concept of a convention had been mentioned with companions, however the proposal was nonetheless at a preliminary stage.


U.S. President Joe Biden has despatched a collection of high officers to the West Financial institution to satisfy Abbas and Hussein al-Sheikh, searching for to revamp the moribund Palestinian Authority to take cost of Gaza as soon as the struggle is over and unify the administration of the enclave and the West Financial institution.

Visiting U.S. officers have mentioned the necessity for reforms to fight corruption, hand over broader government powers to the prime minister and introduce new blood into the Palestinian Authority.

Regardless of the U.S. efforts, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned on Friday that he wouldn’t permit the Palestinian Authority to run Gaza after the struggle and urged Israel would occupy it as an alternative.

Hussein al-Sheikh mentioned the Palestinian Authority was the reliable consultant of the Palestinian individuals and can be able to take management of Gaza after the struggle.

Nevertheless, he recognised that the unpopular Palestinian Authority, which many Palestinians see as corrupt, undemocratic and out of contact, wanted to reassess its function. Hamas against this has grown in reputation for the reason that assaults, each in Gaza and the West Financial institution, a Palestinian ballot confirmed this week.

Referring to Hamas, which has fought 5 wars in opposition to Israel since 2008, Hussein al-Sheikh mentioned “it’s not acceptable for some to consider that their methodology and strategy in managing the battle with Israel was the perfect and the perfect.

“In spite of everything this (killing) and after every thing that is taking place, is not it price making a critical, sincere and accountable evaluation to guard our individuals and our Palestinian trigger?

“Is not it price discussing easy methods to handle this battle with the Israeli occupation?”

Hussein al-Sheikh mentioned 60% of Gaza was destroyed and it will price $40 billion to rebuild over many years.

The 1993 Oslo peace accords with Israel had been partially profitable, he mentioned, in that they gave Palestinians an identification and led to the repatriation of two million refugees to the West Financial institution and Gaza from international locations they fled to through the 1948 and 1967 wars with Israel.

He mentioned the PA has been weakened by Israel’s army raids and enlargement of settlements.

Abbas promoted Hussein al-Sheikh final yr. His new function successfully makes him the second strongest man within the PLO, an umbrella for non-Islamist Palestinian factions that doesn’t embody Hamas.

He’s deeply unpopular amongst Palestinians partly because of his liaison function with the occupying Israeli army. Opinion polls give him about 3% assist.

In response to a request for remark, Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri mentioned Hussein al-Sheikh was “on the facet of the Israeli civil administration, and him attacking the Palestinian resistance is not stunning”.

Hussein al-Sheikh mentioned it was his job to work with Israel to cut back the struggling of Palestinians.

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