Member of Hamas’s political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk has reiterated his Movement’s rejection of any call for recognizing Israel, expressing its dismay at some Arab attempts to normalize relations with the occupation.

Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk (L) and Azzam Al-Ahmed, a senior Fatah official talk during their meeting in Gaza City April 22, 2014. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) sent a delegation to Gaza on Tuesday to negotiate unity with militant group Hamas for the first time since their 2007 conflict, potentially boosting Fatah leader and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s position. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA – Tags: POLITICS) – RTR3M9J9

Abu Marzouk, who is on an official visit to Algeria, made his remarks during a news conference held on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Movement of Society for Peace in the capital.

“Unfortunately, there are attempts to normalize relations with the Zionist entity and grant it legitimacy in the region or part of the region as well as attempts to enter into an alliance with that entity,” Abu Marzouk stated.

The Hamas official called for severing all political and economic ties with Israel and dealing with it as an enemy. He also talked about the Aqsa Mosque, stressing that all the Muslims around the world are demanded to make every effort to protect it against Israeli threats.

He highlighted his current visit to Algeria, describing it as “fruitful and important.