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Fatah applauds latest Hamas move towards Palestinian reconciliation

The rival Palestinian parties have been at odds since 2007.

GAZA (Sputnik) – The Palestinian movement of Hamas’ promise to dissolve its administrative committee have been a positive sign for intra-Palestinian dialogue, Mahmoud Aloul, the deputy leader of the Fatah party, said Sunday.

“The news that Hamas is dissolving the so-called administrative committee in the Gaza Strip is positive and promising,” Aloul said, as broadcast by the Voice of Palestine radio.

Aloul added that the members of his party would need to get confirmation and explanations through Egypt, which serves as the intermediary, before making any gestures in response.

Egyptian state media later reported that Cairo intends to continue its contacts with Ramallah and all other Palestinian factions.

Hamas also expressed readiness for negotiations with Fatah and for general elections in a statement issued earlier on Sunday.

Several Palestinian factions issued a joint statement, in which they welcomed the gesture of Hamas and thanked Egypt for acting as a mediator.

The establishment of the administrative committee aggravated the relations between Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian National Authority. The Gaza Strip has been under control of Hamas since 2007, while their opponents maintain control of the West Bank. The two sides have made several attempts for reconciliation, which failed to come to fruition.

Both Palestinian territories are contested by Israel as well, with both Palestine and Israel claiming Jerusalem as capital.

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samo war
samo war
September 17, 2017

new crazy game from mosad ?

September 17, 2017

There seems to be hope for the Palestinians now that Russia is engaged in the Middle East.

Not good news for the terrorists stealing the Palestinians homes and future.

September 17, 2017

So long as a Jewish owned quisling sits in Arafat’s place, there will be no reconciliation – it isn’t in IsraHELL’s interest.

Matt Hol
Matt Hol
September 18, 2017

Unlike many other “stateless” people, the palestinains do actually have some land. The reality is, these people are just tools of the Arab neighbors. The are corrupted and tormented by the Arabs. The Arabs don’t want a properly administered state in Gaza /west bank. Then it could not be used as a battering ram against Israel. And a rising state there would eventually become a geopolitical concern for their (Arabs) territory too. Answer me this. Why isnt there a proper state rising in the territory that these ppl currently have ? Fk the blocade. Look at Cuba. There’s ways around… Read more »

Reply to  Matt Hol
September 19, 2017

Contrary to the BS of the Zionist-Talmudic groupie/troll above, the Palestinians HAVE a state. It was voted in the UN General Assembly in 2012 in a 130+ to 9 vote……….AGAINST the outlaw Jew state and the Jews’ puppets in Washington. East Jerusalem and the West Bank are ILLEGALLY under belligerent occupation by the Jew state. The Jew state is ILLEGALLY blockading and attacking Gaza. Jews couldn’t care less that their outlaw state signed the Geneva Conventions, which make their occupation of Palestinian and Syrian land CRIMINAL. They don’t have to care because the treasonous Zionist Occupation Regime in Washington has… Read more »

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