Mahmoud Abbas told the Fatah Revolutionary Council that achieving national unity requires time, the final communiqué of the meeting said on Sunday.
He said only Egypt, the current broker of the Palestinian reconciliation process, shall have a say in national reconciliation efforts, but he said also Jordan can play a positive role in this regard.
Abbas told FRC meeting that in order to enable the National Consensus Government to assume full duties in the Gaza Strip, there should only be one authority, one weapon, one law and one political program based on the Palestine Liberation Organization’s agenda, as is the case in the West Bank.
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In the meantime, the Abbas said that his authority will continue to allocate salaries to the families of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the families of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces. He described this as a moral, national, political and humanitarian obligation.
He renewed calls for the countries of the world to recognize the State of Palestine in accordance with relevant international resolutions.
(Wafa, PC, Social Media)