Fatah, Hamas to Meet before Indirect Talks with Israel

Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad officials will meet on Monday in Cairo before indirect talks a day later with Israel, Egyptian sources told Ma’an.

A meeting will be held at the Egyptian intelligence headquarters to discuss the reconstruction of Gaza.

The sources warned of continuing disagreements between Fatah and Hamas officials which Israel could potentially take advantage, without going into further detail.

The Egyptian relationship with Hamas is changing positively, the sources added.

On Aug. 26, Israel and Palestinian factions agreed a truce that ended 50 days of deadly conflict in the Gaza Strip and provided for a resumption of negotiations within a month to discuss unresolved issues.

These include the construction of a seaport and restoring the territory’s airport, and exchanging Palestinian prisoners for the remains of captured Israeli soldiers.

On Oct. 12, Cairo is set to host an international donor conference on the reconstruction of Gaza, amid warnings that the PA should manage the work and the funds allocated to it, urging Hamas to hand over power in Gaza to the authority.

(Ma’an – www.maannews.net)

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