Hamas, Fatah to meet in Damascus to discuss reform of security apparatuses

[ 04/11/2010 – 10:44 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas and Fatah Movements intend in the next few days to hold a meeting in Damascus to discuss contentious issues regarding the national reconciliation, especially the rebuilding of the Palestinian security apparatuses in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

In this context, specialists in the Palestinian political affairs opined in separate press statements to the Palestinian information center (PIC) that achieving unity depends on good faith on both sides, but any reconciliation agreement could be hard to implement in the West Bank, for there are some officials whose own interests come into conflict with the reconciliation.

“There are no guarantees from any party to implement the reconciliation agreement, except their good intentions, so there is a fear that Fatah authority could use its engagement in the Palestinian reconciliation talks as a maneuver or [political] leverage in reaction to the failure of the direct negotiations between Ramallah and the Zionist entity,” said political analyst Hasan Abdo.

Asked about the possibility of implementing the agreement in the West Bank, Abdo said, “It is clear that Fatah leaders in the West Bank have a different agenda with regard to the security apparatuses, and we hope these apparatuses will not disrupt the atmosphere of reconciliation, which is supported by the Palestinian people from all strata, through their persistence in arresting and hunting supporters and leaders of Islamic movements.”

For his part, political analyst Hani Habib stated the real breakthrough in the reconciliation is to find a way to have the agreement implemented in the West Bank.

“I do not think this matter will be easy, for there are influential parties in the West Bank, whose interests go against the achievement of a genuine and serious reconciliation,” Habib underlined.

Hamas, Fatah to meet in Damascus to discuss reform of security apparatuses.

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