(Palestinian Media Watch) Former Hamas government spokesman Ihab al-Ghussein announced today that in private meetings with Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas insists that he is lying in his public statements in order to “trick the Americans”:

“When I go out [publicly] and say that the [PA] government is my [Abbas] government and it recognizes ‘Israel’ and so on, fine -these words are meant to trick the Americans.”

Al-Ghussein, who was Hamas government spokesman until the advent of the new unity government with Fatah, posted these words about Abbas’s duplicity on his Facebook page

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.