Fatah, Hamas reconciliation talks to be finalized on Wednesday

Palestine

Published: 2017-10-11 12:50

Last Updated: 2017-10-11 14:08


Hamas and Fatah representatives meet in Cairo for reconciliation talks. (Twitter)
Hamas and Fatah representatives meet in Cairo for reconciliation talks. (Twitter)
Roya News Source

Hamas and Fatah delegations are resuming reconciliation talks on Wednesday, continuing meetings conducted in Cairo aiming to end the political split between West Bank and Gaza.

Discussions lasted for 10 hours on Tuesday, and the meeting was centered around the work conditions of government employees in the strip, according to Ma’an news agency. Talks today are expected to cover all topics.

The meetings are planned to be finalized by today, unless representatives of both parties find the need to conduct another rounds to discuss further issues.

Fatah spokesman, Osama Qawasmeh, confirmed the talks will focus on enabling the Palestinian Authorities to operate in Gaza strip, the Jerusalem Post reported.

“We want to extend the rule of law to Gaza as in the West Bank,” Qawasmeh added.

Disputes between Fatah and Hamas began when the latter took control of the Gaza strip in 2007 and appointed 40,000 employees to work in coastal enclave.

Palestinians are hopeful that reconciliation will finally end the division, since many earlier attempts failed to reach agreements about Gaza’s security arrangements.