The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) called today, Saturday, to accelerate the holding of comprehensive Palestinian dialogue sessions, in order to agree on a national road map to achieve partnership and reconciliation, while Fatah movement confirmed that it will immediately start a dialogue with the factions to complete the development of the required mechanisms that were agreed upon recently.
Hamas said in a statement after the conclusion of internal meetings on the outcomes of two previous meetings that it gathered with the other Palestinian factions and the Fatah movement, that it will work with full force to achieve partnership and achieve unity, and will provide all necessary for that.
The movement indicated that the dialogue is presented to all national factions for discussion, explaining that the bilateral dialogue with the “Fatah” movement, despite its importance, is not a substitute for comprehensive dialogue.
Hamas called for the immediate start of the formation of the unified command structure, and the launching of field work without hesitation.
The movement said that the national partnership is reflected in rebuilding the Palestinian political system as a whole, on sound democratic foundations, through comprehensive, free and fair elections in all regions, foremost of which is occupied Jerusalem.
Hamas reaffirmed its rejection of all deals and plots being hatched against the Palestinian cause, and that it will remain an impenetrable barrier to these plots, according to the statement.
Activating popular resistance
For his part, Secretary of the Central Committee of the “Fatah” movement, Jibril Rajoub, said that the committee approved, in its last meeting, the formation of a unified leadership that bears the responsibility of working for the development and activation of popular resistance and national activities in Palestine and the diaspora.
Rajoub explained that the Central Committee also approved the immediate start of a dialogue with the factions, to complete the development of the required mechanisms that were agreed upon during the meeting of the Secretaries General of all Palestinian factions.
The dialogue with the factions focuses on the political program, the agreement to hold elections, activate the participation of all factions in the PLO, in addition to forming a unified leadership to develop popular resistance.
On September 3, the general secretaries of the Palestinian factions held a meeting between Ramallah and Beirut, during which they agreed to hold “free and fair elections.”
A bilateral meeting was also held between Fatah and Hamas, on the 22nd of the same month, in Istanbul, which lasted for 3 days, to discuss ways to reach the partnership.
Hamas stated in its statement that the two meetings constituted an introduction to the comprehensive Palestinian dialogue, and resulted in a draft understanding between the two movements, to be presented to all factions.