Hamas, Fatah militant groups aim to end long time internal conflicts in Palestine

Hamas as a whole, or in some cases its military wing, is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US, EU, UK and other powers.

Hamas, Fatah militant groups aim to end long time internal conflicts in Palestine

Hamas as a whole, or in some cases its military wing, is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US, EU, UK and other powers.

17 September 2017 Sunday 09:56
Hamas, Fatah militant groups aim to end long time internal conflicts in Palestine

By Azania Post Reporter

THE decade clash between Hamas and Fatah group in Palestine might come to an end after a new encouraging statement from one of the group.

Already Hamas has issued a statement says it aiming to hold talks with Fatah that would enable to end their long time conflicts.

In a statement, Hamas said it would dissolve the committee that rules Gaza and seek elections.

After violent clashes between the two factions in 2007, Fatah was driven out of the Gaza Strip.

Attempts by the groups to form a unity government in Gaza and the West Bank since then have failed.

Hamas's statement said the move came as a direct result of Egyptian negotiations for Palestinian unity, saying it wanted talks "to achieve Palestinian reconciliation and end the division".

Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank, has not yet commented on the moves by Hamas.

But Egyptian reports said a Fatah delegation was in Egypt on Saturday to discuss a possible reconciliation.

The moves were key conditions for reconciliation demanded by Abbas. But Associated Press reported that it is not yet clear whether Hamas is ready to place its security forces under Abbas's control - a major sticking point in the past.

Hamas as a whole, or in some cases its military wing, is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US, EU, UK and other powers.

It has been the ruling authority in Gaza since 2007, when it won the parliamentary elections, defeating the then-ruling Fatah party.

Deadly clashes between Fatah and Hamas erupted in Gaza in June 2007, after which Hamas set up a rival government, leaving Fatah and the Palestinian Authority running parts of the West Bank not under Israeli control.

Since 2007, Israel has maintained a full blockade on Gaza.

In May, Hamas published a new policy document - the first since its founding charter.

It declared for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising Israel.

It also says Hamas's struggle is not with Jews but with "occupying Zionist aggressors". The 1988 charter was condemned for its anti-Jewish language.

BBC

Updated: 18.09.2017 11:01
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