Hamas officials met with EU representatives, sense that US is slowly 'coming around' on unity pact, deputy leader claims.
Hamas officials "sensed a change in the American position," he said – hinting that the US is becoming more open to the idea of a Hamas-led "unity" Palestinian Arab government. A senior US administration official had said last month that the United States would have to reconsider its assistance to PA if Fatah and Hamas form a government together.
Hamas officials, meanwhile, continue to debate over how the unity pact will affect the "struggle against the Occupation." Abu Marzouk stated that "there is a need to diversify" Hamas's approach to the "Palestinian problem," but Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh disagrees.
Haniyeh stressed over the weekend that an armed struggle is the only relevant answer to establishing a Palestinian Arab state.