Abbas aide: Hamas will not be able to dodge responsibility for what’s happening in Gaza

Gianluca Pacchiani is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel

Palestinian Authority presidential adviser Mahmoud Habbash. (Mahmoud Habbash/Facebook)
Palestinian Authority presidential adviser Mahmoud Habbash. (Mahmoud Habbash/Facebook)

In an interview with the Saudi news channel Al Arabiya, a top adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas blasts the Hamas terror group for bringing destruction upon Gaza, and says “that nobody will dodge their responsibility.”

“I tell our people, the price that Gaza has paid is not small, and this calls for an assessment. There will be a hard reckoning, but not for now,” Mahmoud Habbash says.

“We will not get into details, but 100,000 people have been killed or injured in the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of thousands of homes have been destroyed, and the infrastructure was destroyed. We cannot let this pass, nobody can dodge their responsibilities,” he adds.

In a separate interview with Al Arabiya on Monday, Habbash also accused Hamas of turning its back to the Palestinian reconciliation process which was launched in Egypt in July but did not advance.

In an interview with The Times of Israel earlier this month, Habbash tore into Hamas, saying, “We didn’t want or need this war. What was the point? Did Hamas imagine that it could win?”

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