Jordan: Hamas Meetings for 'Security Issues'

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CBNNews.com - AMMAN, Jordan - According to Jordan's information minister, renewed contacts with the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization are aimed at solving security issues.

At a press conference Wednesday, Jordanian Information Minister Nasser Judeh said meetings between senior Hamas officials and Jordan's Intelligence chief Mohammed al-Dahabi were meant to "solve pending security issues."

Over the past several weeks, al-Dahabi met twice with Mohammed Nazzal and Mohammed Nasr, Hamas leaders from the Gaza Strip.

"[The meetings] were kept away from the limelight to reach positive results," Judeh said. "We'd like to keep the discussions limited to the security framework," he said, adding that afterward Jordan may try to "tackle other issues, like the unity of Palestinian ranks."

In 2006, three Hamas operatives were arrested, tried and convicted of planning a terror attack against an Israeli businessman and Jordanian officials. The three were sentenced to five- to 15-year prison terms.

Source: YNet news

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