Haneya: Hamas ready to reconcile with Fatah

09:07, October 25, 2010      

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Deposed Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haneya Sunday said his movement is ready to reconcile with the Fatah party led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

"Our hands are extended for reconciliation," Haneya said during the opening of a farming project in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

On Saturday, a Hamas spokesman said an agreement was reached between the two rival groups to hold a inter-conciliation meeting to discuss the security issue, is the thorniest one that delays the reconciliation. Time and place of the meeting would be announced later, the spokesman said.

The reconciliation would end political split between Gaza and the Fatah-ruled West Bank. Hamas took over Gaza strip by force in 2007.

Meanwhile, Haneya criticized the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), saying it receives aid and cash from the international community "in exchange for political stances."

He also warned the PNA not to go ahead with the negotiations with Israel, saying the talks would eventually lead to a Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.

Hamas rejects the direct talks between the PNA and Israel, which the United States brokered in September. The talks suspended a few weeks shortly after their resumption, owing to dispute over Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

Source: Xinhua


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