Palestinian group’s political chief says US trying to impose its agenda on region.
Michael Gapes, chairman of the committee, said the the world’s lack of a positive response had contributed to the deteriorating situation.
Fighting between Hamas and the rival Fatah movement eventually led to Hamas taking control of the Gaza Strip in June, while Fatah – Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s movement – administered the West Bank.
The committee also criticises Blair for not calling for an immediate end to the war between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement last summer, concluding that his failure to speak out damaged Britain’s reputation and led to high casualties among civilians.
Moreover, the report also said that the US’s so-called “surge” tactic in Iraq was likely to fail. It called on the British government to help Iraqi factions reach agreement on key issues.