Hamas Ready for Reconciliation with Fatah: Meshaal

Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal said Monday that the movement is ready for reconciliation with the rival Palestinian Fatah party, calling on Egypt to host a meeting on the issue.

Meshaal urged Cairo to arrange a meeting to strike a deal between the two sides, Ma’an news agency reported.

"We will go to reconciliation in God’s will and we will give everything for the sake of reconciliation, this is a promise," said Meshaal.

"Gather us in Cairo with whomever you choose and you will find true reconciliation. This is simply the way. This is my message to my brothers in Egypt," said the head of Hamas political bureau.

Last month, Meshaal said that significant progress was achieved in reconciliation talks with Fatah but added that some points still needed to be resolved in the Egyptian proposal.

Egypt has been mediating between the two rival parties which virtually severed ties in June 2007, when Hamas took over the Gaza Strip — allegedly in response to an attempt by Fatah to stage a coup against the group.

Abbas in response dismissed the government of Hamas leader Ismail Haniya who had come to power after winning election in 2006.

(Press TV)

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