Fatah official expected in Gaza for gov't talks

An announcement on the new government is expected later this week

Fatah official expected in Gaza for gov't talks

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Fatah leader in charge of the Palestinian reconciliation file is expected in Gaza Sunday to resume talks on the new national accord government, according to a senior Hamas leader.

"Azzam Al-Ahmad will arrive in Gaza later today after taking part in welcoming Pope Francis who is visiting Bethlehem," Moussa Abu Marzouq told Anadolu Agency.

Abu Marzouq expected an announcement regarding the national accord government during this week.

On April 23, the two rival movements Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which rules the occupied West Bank, hammered out a reconciliation deal with a view to ending the rifts that have marred their relations since 2007.

The deal stipulates the formation of a national accord government to serve until legislative and presidential elections are held in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Abu Marzouq said, meanwhile, that Egypt's leadership supports Palestinian reconciliation.

Relations between Egypt and Hamas, an ideological offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was Egypt's most vibrant, but now outlawed, political movement, worsened after the Egyptian military ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood leader, in July.


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