Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (R) and Hamas Gaza Chief Yahya Al-Sinwar attend a ceremony announcing a new policy document, in Gaza City May 1, 2017. (Reuters Photo)
CAIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Arab Parliament hailed a declaration made by Hamas movement to end Palestinian internal division and push for reconciliation, local media reported on Monday.
Arab Parliament Speaker Mishaal bin Fahm al Salami on Sunday welcomed a declaration made by Hamas movement to dissolve the administrative committee in the Gaza Strip and to call the Palestinian accord government to come to the enclave to carry out its duties.
The movement, which also approved holding general elections, responded to Egypt's call to hold dialogue with its rival Fatah and form a national unity government.
In a statement issued on Sunday, al Salami termed as positive and key the step of Hamas.
"The declaration paves the way for a Palestinian comprehensive national dialogue and is considered a step on the right track towards restoring Palestinian national unity," the statement read.
The speaker further stressed that the declaration came as a response to Egypt's efforts exerted to bring the views closer and heal the rift between the Palestinians.
He hailed Egypt's endeavors in the Palestinian national reconciliation file and expressed the Arab Parliament's support to it.