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Abbas: Reconciliation talks with Hamas to resume

Abbas: Reconciliation talks with Hamas to resume

The Palestinian leader says his government will resume reconciliation talks with the rival Hamas movement in Syria next week.
President Mahmoud Abbas says a delegation from his Fatah faction will meet Hamas' Damascus-based leadership on November 9.
Repeated efforts to reconcile the two sides have failed and they have been bitterly divided since Hamas seized Gaza in 2007, leaving Fatah only in control of the West Bank.
Abbas, who was in Bahrain Monday as part of tour of the Gulf, blamed Iran for the division.
Among the biggest sticking points between the sides is the merging of security forces and hammering out a joint political program, including peace with Israel.


Updated : 2021-06-23 19:45 GMT+08:00