PALESTINIAN DELEGATION TO VISIT EGYPT OVER NATIONAL RECONCILIATION: ABBAS

RAMALLAH, Palestine, Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, announced that, a Palestinian delegation will head to Cairo on Sunday (today), to convey the Palestinian official position, on Palestinian national reconciliation.

Last Oct, Abbas’ Fatah party and Islamic Hamas movement reached an Egypt-sponsored agreement, based on which the national unity government began to take over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. However, the process of power transfer was interrupted after less than two months, as the Palestinian government said, it was not allowed to fully control Gaza as per the agreement.

More than one agreement on Palestinian national reconciliation was reached under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt, but none of them reached a tangible breakthrough to end the division, since Hamas violently seized control of the coastal enclave in 2007.

The PLO meeting also discussed several other issues, including the recently approved Israeli nation-state bill, and the cooperation with the Syrian government in the reconstruction of Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian president vowed to spare no efforts to thwart Israel’s plan, to displace the entire Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar in East Jerusalem.

Regarding the U.S. “Deal of the Century,” Abbas said “it is over for us now.” He concluded his speech by asserting “crucial serious decisions in the next two months” over “important issues,” without revealing details.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK