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Palestinian unity likely to be real this time

By Daoud Kuttab AMMAN: Palestinian reconciliation took a major step forward recently following an agreement that included President Mahmoud Abbas taking on the additional position of prime minister. The Doha Agreement between leader of the Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, and Abbas that was signed earlier this month has led many to ask: has Hamas capitulated …


Abbas, Meshaal delay Palestinian unity talks: Fatah

By Nasser Abu Bakr / AFP CAIRO: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and his rival Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Thursday postponed talks on forming a unified government, a Fatah official said, in a further delay to ending an almost five-year rift. The official with the Abbas-led party said the talks were postponed “because Hamas continues to …


Hamas comes in from the cold

By Michael Bröning GAZA CITY: In the wake of revolutionary change in the Middle East, the forces of political Islam have scored one electoral victory after another. As the West grapples with the rapid rise of moderate Islamists in Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt, the issue of Hamas’s role in the Palestinian territories looms large. The signing …


Palestinians mull reviving parliament at Cairo talks

CAIRO: Palestinian factions meeting in Cairo were mulling on Wednesday ways to reactivate their national parliament, which has been paralyzed since 2007 following the split between the West Bank and Gaza. All the main factions, led by the former rivals Hamas and Fatah, are meeting in the Egyptian capital to thrash out ways of implementing …


Hamas, Fatah begin key unity talks in Cairo

CAIRO: The rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas began meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss ways of implementing a stalled reconciliation deal, an official said. Delegates from the two factions met "to prepare for the comprehensive dialogue" which is to take place on Tuesday in the Egyptian capital, Azzam Al-Ahmed, head of the Fatah …


Fatah, Hamas proclaim landmark reconciliation pact

CAIRO: Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday proclaimed a landmark, Egyptian-mediated reconciliation pact aimed at ending their bitter four-year rift. The Palestinian president seized the occasion to deliver a scathing criticism of Israel, saying he would not succumb to its blackmail over the future of Mideast peacemaking. "We forever turn the black page …


Ramifications of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement: Good news for peace

By Ghassan Khatib The reconciliation agreement that was initialed between Fatah and Hamas and will be signed by them in Cairo Wednesday is good news for both the Palestinian people and the peace process. A united Palestinian people is more conducive to a successful peace process than Palestinians splintered and in conflict. This is especially true …


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