Hamas, Fatah resume reconciliation dialogue in Cairo: officials

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-17 04:45:13|Editor: huaxia

GAZA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Monday resumed dialogue in Cairo on ending internal division and achieving unity, a Hamas official said.

Abdulatif al-Qanoua, the Hamas spokesman in Gaza, told reporters that the two movements' delegations had convened on Monday afternoon in Cairo to continue their reconciliation dialogue that has been going on for more than a month.

"We will work to overcome obstacles and solve some of the existing problems, and we are all concerned with the success of our path of reconciliation," al-Qanoua said.

Earlier on Monday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye told the Palestinian cabinet in an online meeting that a Fatah delegation would head to Cairo to discuss with Hamas about elections.

"I hope for speeding up an agreement on setting a date for holding consecutive and inclusive elections for the Legislative Council and the Presidency to strengthen democratic life and end of internal division," Ishtaye said.

Feuds between the two rival large Palestinian movements have been going on since 2007 when Hamas violently seized control of the besieged Gaza Strip and ousted President Abbas' security forces. Enditem