Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping




Home >> World
UPDATED: 08:36, June 20, 2007
PLO official says Iran supported Hamas to use force in Gaza
font size    

A senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official on Tuesday accused Iran of supporting Islamic Hamas movement to use force against the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) in the Gaza Strip.

Yasser Abed Rabbo, member of the PLO executive committee said in a press statement that "Iran helped Hamas to lead a military coup against the legitimate Palestinian leadership and to control the Gaza Strip."

"Iran supports those hostile powers in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories in order to serve its regional interests on the expense of the peoples and nations of the region," said Abed Rabbo.

Last week, Hamas movement's armed wing, better known as al- Qassam Brigades, along with the executive police force formed by Hamas last year, overpowered the PNA security headquarters by force.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' house and compound, which included his office and helicopter runway were also captured by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip during the fierce fighting that left 130 people killed and dozens wounded.

Abed Rabbo said that he held Iran responsible for supporting, aiding and encouraging Hamas movement "to lead a violent coup against President Mahmoud Abbas and his authority in the Gaza Strip."

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this



"Olympic Games in My Heart" English Contest

   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.

Dic

Versions:
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved