Hamdan: Upcoming Meetings Between Hamas And Fatah
June 28, 20120 comments
BEIRUT,(PIC)– The official of international relations in Hamas movement Osama Hamdan revealed that the upcoming days will witness several meetings between Fatah and Hamas delegations to resume the Palestinian reconciliation and to end the division.
Hamdan added, in statements published in the movement’s Gaza-based newspaper Palestine on Wednesday, that communications have continued during the last period, and that a meeting between PA President Mahmoud Abbas and head of Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal, will be held in Cairo.
Hamdan pointed out that the Palestinian reconciliation has suffered due to the US and occupation immense pressures on the Palestinian authority during the past period.
Hamdan expressed hope that the developments in Egypt will positively impact on reconciliation, and that the country will overcome obstacles and fend off external pressures to address unresolved issues between the two Palestinian factions.
Fatah and Hamas meeting is expected to reach a consensus on the final list of ministers for the transitional government led by Abbas and to discuss a halt to political arrests in the West Bank.
Hamdan denounced the Palestinian Authority’s reliance on the negotiations with the occupation at the expense of the Palestinian reconciliation file. Abbas’s reliance on the negotiations would lead to the destruction of the reconciliation file fully, he said.
Hamas did not ask for the postponement of the elections, Hamdan said regarding the Fatah accusations to Hamas, “the text was clear in the Cairo agreement, the elections will be held one year after the formation of the government,” he added.
“What we need is to urgently form a government to set the stage for elections in Palestinian territories. Then Palestinian factions should agree on an official date for elections,” Hamdan said.
Hamdan explained that the next meeting of the interim National Council would adopt the draft law on the restructuring of the Palestinian National Council, considering that the holding of the Council elections at home and abroad is a true embodiment of democracy and will promote the Palestinian cause, he said.