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Ignoring elephant in the room, Hamas-Fatah talks advance with Egyptian help

Ignoring elephant in the room, Hamas-Fatah talks advance with Egyptian help

They headed to Cairo upon an official Egyptian invitation to hold a comprehensive dialogue that leads to ending up more than ten years of internal division between the two groups.

Delegates from rival Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas met in Cairo on Tuesday for talks on bringing the Gaza Strip under the control of the Palestinian Authority.

An informed source predicted to Asharq Al-Awsat that they will last two to three days.

Hussam Badran, who is part of the Hamas delegation at the Cairo talks, said on Tuesday that the movement is keen on resolving the repercussions and negative effects of the division on Gaza.

"Unity and national reconciliation among all our Palestinian people is our strategic option to move forwards".

Haniyeh did say, however, that the decision of whether to go to war with Israel would be a collective Palestinian decision.

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Both sides have agreed that their 2011 Cairo agreement, which calls for the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections, and the restructuring of security services, would serve as the framework for the current talks.

Moreover, he stressed that Gaza and the West Bank were "a single unit", noting that Fatah was aimed at having successful dialogue with Hamas. "As the rocket fire endangered Israeli citizens and violated Israeli sovereignty, a tank targeted and destroyed a Hamas observation point in the southern Gaza Strip", the English-language statement said.

The talks "began in the headquarters of the Egyptian intelligence to examine the files to enable a Palestinian national unity government to work in the Gaza Strip", he added. On Saturday, Hamas police arrested a suspected jihadist leader in Gaza, Nour Issa, 27.

The talks follow a key breakthrough last week when Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah visited Hamas-run Gaza for the first time since 2015 and his ministers officially took control of government departments there.

Now mediators in Egypt are engaged in yet another attempt to facilitate true power sharing between the two in Gaza and the West Bank.


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