Hamas-Fatah Begin Reconciliation Talks in Qatar

Hamas spokesperson, Husam Badran. (Photo: via MEMO)

Reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah begin in Doha, Qatar today. However, Hamas spokesperson, Husam Badran, yesterday stated that the talks were already expected to be “inconclusive”.

Despite Badran’s comment, he stated that: “We welcome any efforts exerted by Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or Turkey which lead to ending the [internal Palestinian] division,” adding that, “we are going to the meeting with an open heart and we will be the most serious to achieve the reconciliation this time”.

Badran said that ending the division between Hamas and Fatah allows the Palestinian issue to regain importance and makes it stronger in its fight against Israeli projects, MEMO reported.

MEMO stated that a Hamas delegation is leaving the Gaza Strip today through the Rafah Crossing, for Doha. The delegation is to include senior Hamas leaders, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, Khalil Al-Hayya and Nizar Awadallah.


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