Fatah's Azam al-Ahmad (R)and Saleh al-Arouri of Hamas sign a reconciliation deal at the Egyptian intelligence services headquarters in Cairo on October 12, 2017.KHALED DESOUKI/AFP
CAIRO – 26 November 2018: National and Islamic Forces' Commission in Gaza Strip welcomed the Egyptian efforts to achieve a national partnership among all Palestinian factions.
The commission called for the continuation of the Egyptian side'sendeavors to end the intra-Palestinian rift and fulfill the Palestinian reconciliation.
The Palestinian commission urged Cairo to host a meeting for all the concerned parties so as to directly implement the necessary mechanisms to achieve unity and partnership.
During a meeting on Nov. 25, the commission discussed challenges faced bythe Palestinian issue, most notably the so-called Deal of the Century and the importance of restoringnational unity and resisting the Israeli settlement.
Palestinians have no optionsbut uniting together against one enemy and restoring national unity.
On Sept. 26, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his residence in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.
Sisi stressed the importance of resuming the negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis to reach a just and comprehensive resolution based on a two-state solution in accordance with the international treaties, presidential spokesman Ambassador BassamRadi stated.
On the other hand, Netanyahu praised Egypt’s role and efforts in fighting terrorism in the Middle East.
Netanyahu wrote on his Twitter account that his talks with Sisifocused on “regional developments”. He did not add any details.
Cairo is continuing its strenuous efforts with Palestinian officials to reach a number of understandings regarding the reconciliation process between Fatah and Hamas, a reliable source affirmed in August.
The efforts, according to the source, are aiming to stand on a united national Palestinian vision that provides a suitable and decent life for Palestinians.
Moreover, the source stressed the importance of coordinating with the international community to provide the necessary support for the establishment of development projects that will provide a safe environment for Palestinians and guarantee continuous development in Palestine.
In Oct. 2017, the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a preliminary reconciliation deal in Cairo in the presence of Egyptian intelligence officials.
The source also pointed out that as an outcome to the understandings reached between Hamas and Fatah, Cairo will be witnessing a series of meetings between Egyptian, Fatah andHamas officials in order to reach a national consensus regarding all the debatable issues for the sake of Palestinians.