Abbas renews plan to visit Gaza

16:04, June 27, 2011      

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday decided to renew his plan to visit the Gaza Strip, which is under the rule of rival Hamas movement.

"I'm determined to go to the Gaza Strip and this might be a surprise for everyone," Abbas said at the beginning of a meeting for the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Abbas did not speak when he will visit Gaza. The first time he declared this was in March, when Palestinian youths in Gaza and the West Bank staged mass protests, demanding Hamas and Abbas's Fatah party to reconcile and restore political unity to the two Palestinian territories.

Abbas has never set foot in Gaza since Hamas routed his forces and took over the enclave in 2007.

Last month, Hamas and Fatah signed an Egypt-brokered agreement to achieve Palestinian unity, but differences on the prime minister who will lead the unity government have blocked the agreement so far.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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