Hamas Rejects Israel’s Demand to Disarm, Political Chief Says

September 22, 2014 4:59 AM

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Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said the militant Islamist group is committed to its unity agreement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, asserting that its weapons are for use only against Israel.

At a conference yesterday in Doha, Qatar, Mashaal ruled out Israeli demands for the disarmament of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and said talks with Fatah will take place in the next few days. The two sides will discuss plans for forming a joint Palestinian government and maintaining an Au...

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