Hamas keen on partnership with PNA within PLO's framework: Mashaal

15:23, November 23, 2010      

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Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said here on Monday his organization is keen on partnership with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) within the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)'s framework, local Damascus Press website reported.

Mashaal said that Hamas is interested in accomplishing reconciliation with the Palestinian Fatah organization.

The two Palestinian major groups held talks in September in Damascus, in which they confirmed to launch practical steps to end the rift between them. However, the new round of talks between the rivals have been postponed to the end of November after they failed to reach an agreement for the four-year dispute, especially on the security issue.

Hamas and Fatah have been engaged in a sour power struggle since the Islamic movement swept its rival secular Fatah in legislative elections in 2006.

Source: Xinhua

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