The delegations of the Palestinian factions held meetings in Cairo to discuss the priorities of national action, activate partnership and seek reconciliation, after receiving an invitation from the Egyptian leadership.
Thursday’s meetings included a meeting between the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), and another meeting between Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement.
Islamic Jihad said that the head of Hamas’ political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, and the Secretary-General of the Jihad Movement, Ziad al-Nakhala, discussed – during their meeting in Cairo – ways to achieve national unity and arrange the Palestinian house, on the basis of real partnership and activating the elements of Palestinian power.
Officials in the Palestinian factions had announced – earlier – receiving an invitation from the Egyptian leadership to hold a national dialogue in the capital, Cairo, to discuss mechanisms for achieving internal reconciliation and ending the division.
Haniyeh and a delegation from the movement’s leadership arrived in Cairo last Tuesday, in response to the Egyptian call, which comes within the framework of Cairo’s mediation – in addition to international efforts – to consolidate the ceasefire agreement between the Palestinian factions and Tel Aviv after the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip last month, and in order to advance efforts Reconstruction.