Fatah, Hamas Meet For Reconciliation Talks In Doha

The meeting is the latest in a series of attempts to reconcile the two movements since they came into violent conflict in 2007.

Member of Hamas’s political bureau Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk revealed that a meeting is scheduled to be held with Fatah movement to discuss Gaza employees’ unpaid salaries and the Palestine Liberation Organization issue.

In a TV interview, Abu Marzouk said that a meeting is to be held Wednesday night in Doha between Hamas and Fatah movements to finalize reconciliation talks.

If the meeting ended with good results, a second meeting is scheduled to be held between PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas and head of Hamas’s political bureau Khaled Mishaal to declare the reconciliation agreement in the presence of the Qatari Emir, Abu Marzouk explained.

The Fatah delegation reportedly arrived in Doha for talks with Hamas following talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo on Tuesday.

In March, the two political parties also held reconciliation talks in Doha, with Fatah and Hamas delegations discussing implementations of a viable reconciliation agreement.

Earlier in February, Hamas and Fatah movements signed in Doha a primary agreement for the implementation of the reconciliation agreement. On the other hand, Abu Marzouk revealed that an upcoming meeting is due to be held in Egypt to continue reconciliation talks and to discuss common issues between Gaza and Cairo.

“There is no official approval; however, we look forward to a meeting with our Egyptian brothers by the weekend”, he said. Meanwhile, Abu Marzouk hailed Iran’s continued and “incomparable” support to Palestinian resistance. The Iranian support to Palestinian resistance was not on the same level with any other country, he said. Abu Marzouk concluded by stressing his group’s keenness not to intervene in any country’s internal affairs. “We appreciate all the efforts made in support of our steadfastness and resistance”, he emphasized.