Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (C) chairs a cabinet meeting in Gaza City October 3, 2017 - REUTERS
CAIRO – 5 October 2017: In response to the Egyptian bid to patch up the Palestinian division, Palestine’s two main political factions, Fatah and Hamas delegations will arrive in Cairo next week to further inter-Palestinian talks, Palestinian media reported.
The members of the Central Committee of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (PLO), known as Fatah, convened in a meeting Thursday with their leader Mahmoud Abbas, to discuss recent important developments pertaining to the Gaza Strip and to further prep for the movement's Revolutionary Council’s meeting.
Last week, a high-level Egyptian envoy was sent to Gaza to check on the progess of the latest political developments reached consensually between Fatah and Hamas under an Egyptian sponsorship; which culminated in forming a national reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah.
Hamas’ movement had announced on September 17 the dissolution of the administrative committee at 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.
Earlier, Palestinian President Abbas said that there is no other 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.
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