Senior Fatah official to arrive in Gaza for govt talks

By Ola Attalah, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A leading member of the Palestinian Fatah movement, will arrive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to discuss the formation of a national unity government with rival faction Hamas

A leading member of the Palestinian Fatah movement, will arrive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to discuss the formation of a national unity government with rival faction Hamas

GAZA CITY – Azzam al-Ahmad, a leading member of the Palestinian Fatah movement, will arrive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to discuss the formation of a national unity government with rival faction Hamas.

"He is set to arrive Tuesday evening barring any unforeseen emergencies," Hassan Ahmed, Fatah spokesman in the Gaza Strip, told Anadolu Agency.

According to the spokesman, al-Ahmed will discuss the formation of a Palestinian unity government with Hamas.

Last month, Fatah and Hamas hammered out a reconciliation deal in Gaza with a view to ending the rifts that have marred their relations since 2007.

The deal calls for the formation of a national unity government to serve until legislative elections are held in the occupied West Bank and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

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