Abbas: Secret talks are being held at a time when Hamas continues to issue “baseless accusations” against PA.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted on Tuesday as claiming that Israel and Hamas were holding secret talks over a number of issues.
Abbas, who is currently visiting Jordan, was quoted by a number of Jordanian media outlets as saying during a dinner with Jordanian and Palestinian officials that he has a in his a “full protocol” of the purported talks between Hamas and Israel.
According to Abbas, the secret talks are being held at a time when Hamas continues to issue “baseless accusations” against the PA.
The Jordanian newspaper Ad-Dustour reported that the negotiations between Hamas and Israel were focused on a variety of issues, including the possibility of establishing a seaport for the Gaza Strip.
Quoting unnamed Western diplomatic sources, the paper claimed that the direct talks between Hamas and Israel were being held in Israel and some European capitals.
The sources claimed that the two sides were also discussing the possibility of expanding the Gaza Strip’s borders toward Sinai.