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UPDATED: 16:42, March 01, 2006
Fatah to decide on joining Hamas-led Palestinian gov't
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The mainstream Fatah movement will decide Saturday on whether to join a Hamas-led Palestinian government, a senior Fatah member said on Wednesday.

Mohamed Dahlan, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, announced that the council would convene on March 4 to decide on the movement's participation in the next Palestinian government to be formed by Hamas.

"Fatah's Revolutionary Council will decide on the issue and send its recommendations to President Mahmoud Abbas," Dahlan told reporters.

Describing the coming Revolutionary Council meeting as " important and decisive", Dahlan said that there were different opinions in Fatah concerning the movement's participation in a Hamas-led cabinet.

When asked about future relations between Fatah and Hamas, Dahlan, who is also a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), said that Fatah was not ready to play the role of mediator between Hamas and the world or between Hamas and Israel.

"The only thing we want to ask from Hamas is to keep democracy and protect the Palestinian national unity as well as to defend the peoples rights," he said.

The senior Fatah member also voiced concerns over the prospects of the peace process, saying that Israel might take more unilateral solutions after Hamas election victory.

Defeating Abbas' long dominant Fatah movement, Hamas, or the Islamic Resistance Movement, has garnered 74 seats in the 132- member parliament.

Abbas has formally tasked Hamas, sworn Israel's destruction, with forming the next government, which is expected to come in weeks.

The Revolutionary Council is the supreme power body of the Fatah movement.

Source: Xinhua

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