Hamas leader praises outcomes of recent Cairo meetings



Sat, 14 Jul 2018 - 09:34 GMT


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 - 09:34 GMT

Deputy chairman of Hamas' political bureau Moussa Abu Marzouk talks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, August 9, 2014 - Reuters

Deputy chairman of Hamas' political bureau Moussa Abu Marzouk talks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, August 9, 2014 - Reuters

CAIRO – 14 July 2018: Senior leader at the Hamas resistance movement Morsy Abo Marzou’ praised the outcomes of the meetings held between the movement representatives and Egyptian Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel in Cairo.

In press remarks on Friday in the walk of the series of meetings in Cairo, upon an invitation by Egyptian leadership earlier in July, Marzou’ said that the recent meetings were the most influential and “rich in content.”

The Cairo meetings saw in-depth and constructive discussions on a number of important issues, especially the developments in the political scene in the Gaza Strip as well as the possible means to bring an end to the suffering of the Palestinian people amid the ongoing siege on the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement states in a press statement.

The talks tackled the mechanisms of dialogue that could be pursued to reach a national reconciliation so as to be able to confront the various challenges surrounding the Palestinian cause, the statement added.

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas received an official invitation from Egyptian intelligence officials to send a delegation to Cairo to discuss Palestinian reconciliation and the current situation in the Gaza Strip.

According to media outlets, head of the movement's political bureau Ismail Haniyeh received a phone call from Egyptian officials who invited him to visit Cairo to discuss the military flare-up in Gaza and the possible means to reach a national reconciliation and end the prevailing division between the political factions.

On Monday, Egypt's permanent delegate to the UN Alaa Youssef said that Egypt is resolute in supporting the rights of the Palestinian people and strongly condemns attempts to undermine their legitimate demands.

Youssef further asserted that Egypt has been maximizing its efforts to find a just and sustainable solution to the Palestinian issue, away from unilateral moves, based on the establishment of a Palestinian independent state within the pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

"Egypt has observed with great concern the situation in the Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, and the Israeli attacks against unarmed Palestinian civilians," Youssef said, calling on all the concerned parties to cooperate with the independent fact-finding committee to investigate such violations and hold those responsible accountable.

Several reconciliation agreements were signed in Cairo. In October 2017, a historic reconciliation agreement was signed between Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas in order to achieve more stability within the Palestinian land and authorities.

On Sept. 17, Hamas announced the dissolution of the administrative committee in the Gaza Strip, inviting the Government of National Reconciliation to assume its duties and hold general elections. The movement affirmed it would comply with the Social Reconciliation Accord signed in 2011.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that there is no country as vital to the Palestinian cause as Egypt due to its historical and political position in the region. “Egypt has an opinion, a position and an interest in the Palestinian cause,” said Abbas.

Palestinian factions kick off reconciliation talks Tuesday in Cairo

CAIRO - 21 November 2017: Palestinian factions kicked off a two-day dialogue session on Tuesday in Cairo. This is the first step in the intra-Palestinian reconciliation that has been successfully conducted under Egyptian auspices. The participating delegation will take part in talks to discuss five key issues, most importantly the reconciliation developments between Fatah and Hamas.



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