Hamas says talks underway to overcome govt differences

Palestinian resistance group Hamas said that talks are continuing with rival Fatah group to overcome differences about the unity government lineup.

Hamas says talks underway to overcome govt differences

World Bulletin/News Desk

Palestinian resistance group Hamas said Saturday that talks are continuing with rival Fatah group to overcome differences about the unity government lineup.

"Hamas is communicating with Fatah to overcome differences about the formation of the unity government," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Anadolu Agency.

On April 23, 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 calls for the formation of a national unity government to serve until legislative and presidential polls can be held in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The unity government was expected to be unveiled earlier this week, but differences over the foreign affairs portfolio have delayed the announcement.

Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk told AA on Friday that the lineup of the unity government will be announced this week.

Fatah and Hamas earlier agreed to name West Bank premier Rami Hamdallah as prime minister of the new unity government.

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