Israeli minister: Intra-Palestinian talks in Russia a ‘participation mistake’

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Israeli Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Yisrael Katz has called the ongoing intra-Palestinian meeting in Moscow, in which Hamas, a group Israel considers to be a terrorist organization, is participating, a mistake. Katz told journalists: “The conference with the participation of Hamas is a mistake. Hamas is a radical Islamist terrorist organization that refuses any political settlement, despite the fact that Israel left the Gaza Strip, moving beyond the ‘green line’ [internationally recognized border]. Russia, a country that is fighting radical Islamist terror everywhere, is making a mistake by giving legitimacy to this organization.” The third intra-Palestinian meeting in Moscow started on Monday and will last through Wednesday. The negotiating parties were received by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday. The summit is being held at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the deputy chief…

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