Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh expressed his welcome to what he described as the positive atmosphere prevailing in the two-day dialogue in Turkey between Fatah and Hamas, seeking reconciliation between them and agreeing to hold new general elections.
Shtayyeh said – in a statement issued yesterday evening – that the Palestinian government, which is following with great interest the atmosphere of positive dialogue taking place in Istanbul, is ready to provide all the requirements for the success of the elections as a gateway to renewing democratic life and solidifying the wall of national unity in the face of challenges.
In a similar position, a member of the Fatah Movement’s Central Committee, Hussein al-Sheikh, said – in a tweet on Twitter – that the dialogue in Turkey is positive, fruitful and constructive, and constitutes an important step on the road to reconciliation, partnership and unity of the Palestinian position in light of the consensus on rejecting all liquidation projects for the Palestinian cause.
For its part, sources in the Fatah movement told Anadolu Agency that the movement’s delegation in Turkey, which includes Jibril Rajoub and Rouhi Fattouh, will head this evening, Thursday, to Doha, and then to Cairo to continue the talks.
During the dialogue that took place in Istanbul, the delegations of the two movements discussed the recommendations of the meeting of secretaries-general of the Palestinian factions held at the beginning of this month in Ramallah, foremost of which is ending the internal division and developing a strategy to confront the challenges of the Palestinian issue, on top of which is the American peace plan, and the normalization of Arab countries in their relations with Israel. .
The talks between the two largest Palestinian factions in Turkey came after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to support Palestinian reconciliation efforts and go to general elections.