JERUSALEM, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian
Liberation Organization official described Sudan's decision to
take steps to normalise relations with Israel as a "new stab in
the back" for the Palestinians.
Sudans joining others who normalised ties with the state
of the Israeli occupation represents a new stab in the back of
the Palestinian people and a betrayal of the just Palestinian
cause, said Wasel Abu Youssef, a member of the Palestine
Speaking in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank Abu Youssef,
a member of the PLO's Executive Committee, said the African
state's decision to follow Gulf Arab states the United Arab
Emirates and Bahrain will not shake the Palestinians faith in
their cause and in continuing their struggle.
In Gaza, Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman of the Islamist group
Hamas, a traditional ally of Sudan, told Reuters Sudans move
was a step in the wrong direction.
(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza and Rami Ayyub in Tel
Aviv. Writing by Stephen Farrell in Jerusalem)