GAZA- Gazan PM Ismail Haniyeh called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to start the talks to create a unified Palestinian government.
GAZA– Gazan PM Ismail Haniyeh called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to start the talks to create a unified Palestinian government.
Prime Minister of the Hamas-run Palestinian government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday to initiate the talks to create a unified Palestinian government.
Haniyeh said Hamas was loyal to the agreements reached in Cairo and Doha in 2011 and 2012 to put an end to the rivalries between Palestinian factions and urged President Mahmoud Abbas to convoke the joint security committee, which was decided to be formed, to meet.
Haniyeh reiterated that the committee was formed in Cairo with the purpose of ending the disagreements between various Palestinian groups and standing up to Israeli policies on Palestine.
“Negotiating with Israel will do us no good,” Haniyeh said, calling for establishing brand new strategic approaches to strengthen the resistance against Israel.
Conflicts began between two prominent Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, after the election victory of the former group in 2006.
As a result of the armed clashes between the two groups, Gaza fell under the control of Hamas a year later.
With the purpose of ending the bitter row, reconciliation agreements between the two parties were signed in Cairo and Doha in 2011 and 2012 respectively, aiming to reunite the Fatah-ruled Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas-ruled administration in Gaza Strip.