Hamas official on PA-Hamas unity talks: Hamas “will never hand over its weapons”

Headline: "What did Al-Zahar say in response to demands to disarm the resistance?"
        "Hamas leadership member Mahmoud Al-Zahar emphasized today, Monday [Nov. 13, 2017], that the [PA] government and the PA are placing conditions in order to make the [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation fail so as not to bear their responsibility and to avoid the Egyptian initiative. He also emphasized that it is necessary to ‘determine the mechanisms for implementing what the factions agreed upon in 2011′ including the emphasis that the security doctrine considers Israel an enemy.’
Al-Zahar explained in a TV interview that no one can come near the resistance’s weapons or disarm it. He responded to the statements of [PA] Police Director in the West Bank Hazem Atallah, who promised to disarm the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] (i.e., Hamas’ military wing): ‘ Hazem Atallah cannot disarm the resistance, and the resistance will never hand over its weapons. The resistance is the guarantee of Gaza’s security.’"
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