24 April '14..
Question to spokesperson relating to statement by Robert Serry regarding assurances he received from President Abbas
Dear Ms. Saskia Ramming, Spokesperson, Office of the United Nations Special
Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process,
According to the UN News Centre report of 24 April 2014
Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has issued a statement that during his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, Mr. Serry was assured that the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal "will be implemented under the leadership of the President and on the basis of the PLO commitments....President Abbas emphasized that these commitments include recognition of Israel, non-violence, and adherence to previous agreements."
Question: Given that Hamas boasts that it has deployed large numbers of missiles in the Gaza Strip and keeping in mind that this is most certainly in clear violation of "PLO commitments" and "previous agreements":
(a) Does Mr. Serry expect that implementation of the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal will include the removal and/or destruction of these missiles from the Gaza Strip?
(b) When Mr. Serry received the assurances from President Abbas regarding the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal did Mr. Serry ask President Abbas how the gross violation of the presence of missiles in the Gaza Strip was going to be addressed?
Dr. Aaron Lerner - Independent Media Review and Analysis
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