Hamas: Reconciliation Starts with Lifting PA Sanctions on Gaza (VIDEO)

Senior Hamas official Khalil Al-Hayya. (Photo: Mohammed Asad, via MEMO)

Deputy Hamas leader in Gaza Khalil Al-Hayya said that the reconciliation efforts with rival faction Fatah can only begin after the latter lifts sanctions imposed on Gaza, Al-Resalah newspaper reported yesterday.

In an interview with the paper, he said that the sanctions imposed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which is headed by Fatah, “represent a humanitarian and national crime”.

He also said that another condition to achieve a reconciliation is the agreement on holding a National Council that includes all the Palestinian parties.

Al-Hayya called for Fatah to review its view about the reconciliation and to understand Hamas’ position regarding it.

He said:

“Fatah must recognize that it mistook reading Hamas’ position and it must meet the national demands that include lifting the sanctions imposed on Gaza.”

In April, Fatah suspended the reconciliation after the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was targeted in Gaza. It accused Hamas of orchestrating the attack.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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