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TEL AVIV – Major Palestinian factions, including terrorist organizations, reject Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations statehood request, arguing Abbas does not represent the Palestinian people.

Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said Abbas’ U.N. petition “lacks any legitimacy.”

“Abbas speech includes a huge contradiction between his own personal point of view and the great majority of the Palestinian people,” he told WND.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is at odds with Abbas’ Fatah party.

Abu Mujaheed, spokesperson for the Popular Resistance Committees, a major Gazan jihadist group, told WND Abbas’ U.N. petition “was a spectacle for the media.”

“Palestinians know it will bring our cause no where,” he said. “For Palestinians, the borders are based on 1948 (all of Israel) and this is not negotiable.”

Mujaheed blasted Abbas as not representing the majority of the Palestinian people.

“He only represents a minority, while the great majority are still
committed to the right of return and the release of all Palestine,” he
told WND.

 Dawd Jihab, a spokesperson for the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terror
group, said Abbas’ U.N. proposal “doesn’t enjoy any Palestinian
consensus. The priority should be to complete a reconciliation agreement
with all Palestinian factions and then to make a strategy for the next

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