Saudi efforts to reconcile Palestinian factions

During the Friday prayer sermon, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that his movement was ready to resume talks on reconciliation with other Palestinian factions.

Saudi efforts to reconcile Palestinian factions

World Bulletin / News Desk

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Friday unveiled Saudi efforts to end inter-Palestinian rifts and reconcile rival factions.

"We welcome a renewal of the role of Saudi Arabia in achieving Palestinian reconciliation," Haniyeh said.

In 2007, Saudi Arabia sponsored a reconciliation agreement between rival factions Hamas and Fatah, opening the door for the formation of a national unity government in the Palestinian territories.

However, the agreement faltered a short time later, prompting Hamas to seize control of the Gaza Strip after routing forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

In April of 2014, the two factions signed another reconciliation deal, opening the door for the formation of another unity government.

Nevertheless, the deal remains to be mere ink on paper a year later.

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