Friday, April 29, 2011

Fatah and Hamas agree to form a unity government and hold elections in Palestine

Jerusalem. .- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) call elections within a year, under the understanding reached today in Cairo between the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, Efe said Dimitri Diliani, a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fatah . Diliani said that the elections will be prepared by an executive unit of "technocrats" who "will be formed as soon as agreement on the names" that comprise it.

The "understanding" reached in Egypt today includes all issues on which they disagreed the two main Palestinian groups, according to a senior Egyptian official quoted unidentified Egyptian agency Mena. The agreement has occurred during the talks today in Cairo between delegation nationalist Fatah group, led by Azam al-Ahmad, and one of the Islamist Hamas, led by Musa Abu Marzook.

Telephone from Cairo, Al Ahmad Efe said that the understanding was reached "without which Egypt put pressure on any party." The negotiator was alluding to the pressures that the former Egyptian government under the leadership of President Hosni Mubarak, had on the Islamist movement Hamas to accept a deal under his mediation.

According to Al Ahmed, the parties have agreed "to make every effort in the future" to bring to fruition the memorandum. "It's a very good step in the right direction," he said on the other hand the negotiator of the Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member of Fatah, Saeb Erekat was quoted by one of his aides.

The contributor Erekat said that "there has been an important approach that nobody anticipated" and that is "encouraged by the new government in Egypt", but noted that "what has been achieved is a reconciliation agreement, but some minutes to be terms of reference for negotiations. " "The important thing is that it provides an approach to what is expected of the negotiations, and that has to go to a government of national unity that determines the date of elections in the shortest time possible," he said on condition of anonymity.

For its part, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Fawzi Barhum, declined comment on the terms of the agreement "null" and urged to wait for the press conference will take place at 20.00 local time in Cairo (17.00 GMT) .

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