The Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Major General Jibril Rajoub, confirmed that the movement has a strategic decision to achieve a national reconciliation with Hamas based on the partnership of all components of the Palestinian political system.
And he indicated that this would be through adherence to all the recommendations of the meeting of the general secretaries of the factions, which was held on the third of this month.
Rajoub confirmed, during his meeting with Khaled Meshaal, the former head of the political bureau of Hamas, and Musa Abu Marzouq, the current deputy head of the movement’s political bureau, that Fatah’s decision to achieve national reconciliation is the gateway to holding elections and resolving disputes.
This came in a meeting in the Qatari capital, Doha, in the presence of a member of the Central Committee to Fatah Rawhi Fattouh. Rajoub again indicated that Fatah will abide by the results of the elections, regardless of their results.
In turn, Meshaal appreciated the positions of the President of the National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and his insistence on achieving reconciliation and building partnership between all factions of national and Islamic action.
Meshaal asserted that achieving unity and achieving reconciliation is a national entitlement and duty to establish an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Last week, Hamas and Fatah held a series of meetings in Turkey to discuss the internal Palestinian situation and to arrange for general elections.
On September 3, the general secretaries of the Palestinian factions held a meeting between Ramallah and Beirut, during which they agreed to consolidate the principle of peaceful transfer of power through free and fair elections, according to full proportional representation.
The Palestinian arena has been divided since June 2007, after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, while Fatah administers the occupied West Bank, and many mediation and agreements failed to restore internal unity.