Tag Archives: reconciliation

The ultimate catch-22

[ PIC 11/01/2013 – 09:41 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine Spokespersons representing Fatah and Hamas have been speaking auspiciously about the prospects of reconciliation between the two groups, following Egyptian-moderated talks in Cairo this week. Thankfully, the Egyptian leadership of President Mursi has made strenuous efforts to ensure the success of the […]

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Dweik: political detention and security coordination obstacles to reconciliation

[ PIC 23/12/2012 – 09:53 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The head of the Legislative Council, Dr. Aziz Dweik, called for implementing “a real reconciliation”, stressing that there are many obstacles facing its implementation, including remarks by PA leaders about holding elections before reconciliation. This came during the reception of the Egyptian ambassador in the occupied […]

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Raddad: The popular boycott to elections confirms the Hamas was right

[ PIC 21/10/2012 – 12:38 PM ] TULKAREM,(PIC)– PLC member Riyad Raddad stated that the Palestinian local elections in the occupied West Bank breaches the reconciliation agreement signed between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo. This election will not serve the reconciliation process and it will strengthen the division, he told Quds press, stressing that it […]

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Reconciliation must come before elections ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ 25/07/2012 – 03:12 PM ] From Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem The elected speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Prof. Aziz Dweik has criticized the Palestinian Authority (PA) for rushing to hold elections without guaranteeing minimal standards of freedom of speech, equal opportunity, transparency and fairness. Speaking during a televised interview Tuesday, Dweik said […]

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Abu Marzouk: The US renewed its veto on the Palestinian reconciliation

[ 26/06/2012 – 09:32 AM ] BEIRUT, (PIC)– Deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Musa Abu Marzouk said his Movement received confirmed information that the US administration recently renewed its veto against the Palestinian reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah factions. On his facebook page, Abu Marzouk affirmed that the Palestinian authority was informed lately that […]

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Hamas: Ending political arrests in W. Bank vital for the national reconciliation

[ PIC 04/03/2012 – 07:33 AM ] WEST BANK, (PIC)– The Hamas Movement said one of the most important steps for the success of the inter-Palestinian reconciliation agreements of Cairo and Doha is to end the political arrest of citizens carried out by the security forces of its Fatah rival in the West Bank. “The […]

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Zahhar: Abbas-led cabinet could undermine reconciliation

MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 3 2012 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahhar said Saturday that while the movement agreed to a deal with Fatah to form a transitional government, Hamas was concerned it may actually undermine the reconciliation accord between the parties. “We specifically agreed on a non-partisan cabinet of technocrats to […]

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Change and reform: PA arrest of MP son violates reconciliation

[ PIC 27/02/2012 – 05:38 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Hamas-affiliated change and reform parliamentary bloc has lashed out at the PA security in the West Bank for arresting the son of Hamas MP Omar Abdalrazek, who is held in Israeli administrative custody. The bloc said in a statement on Monday that the policy of […]

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Hamas sets new terms for reconciliation with Fatah

By Nidal al-Mughrabi – MAAN NEWS AGENCY FEBR 23 2012 GAZA CITY (Reuters) — Hamas has set new terms for implementing a reconciliation deal with President Mahmoud Abbas’s rival Fatah group, an official said on Thursday.Abbas and Khalid Mashaal, Hamas’s political chief in exile, agreed in Qatar earlier this month to form a unity government […]

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Hamas: Israel targets Gaza to spoil reconciliation

Maan News Agency – February 19, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Hamas said Saturday that Israel was targeting the Gaza Strip to spoil burgeoning progress in a reconciliation deal with West Bank ruling faction Fatah, according to a spokesman from the movement. Fawzi Barhoum told Ma’an Israel “is purposely trying to escalate the situation to confuse […]

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Egypt to monitor work of reconciliation committee

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Maan News Agency | Febr 14, 2012 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Egypt is to start monitoring the work and performance of the public freedoms committee, a member told Ma’an on Monday. Khalil Assaf, a committee member from the West Bank, said that a meeting was […]

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Bardawil: Reconciliation won’t drag Hamas into settlement process

Ethnic Cleansing – Topic | Settlement Construction – Category – Pictures [ 17/01/2012 – 09:44 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas MP Dr. Salah Bardawil has ruled out the possibility that the reconciliation process would drag his movement into the settlement process with Israel. In a statement to Quds Press, Bardawil refused to link between the […]

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Netanyahu Rejects Peace After Hamas and Fatah Reconciliation ~ by Stephen Lendman

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. Stephen Lendman on 12/28/2011 | Sabbah Report Sham Israeli peace negotiations were stillborn from inception. Writer Henry Siegman once called them “the most spectacular deception in modern diplomatic history.” Netanyahu once said they’re “a waste of time.” Previous Israeli officials called occupation and status quo […]

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Meshaal: Israel’s threats on reconciliation ‘don’t scare us’

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. Maan News Agency | Nov 25, 2011 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Exiled Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal said Friday that Israeli threats after reconciliation talks with Fatah leader President Mahmoud Abbas “would not scare us but rather assure us that reconciliation is the right track for the […]

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The Abbas-Mishaal encounter: what is next?

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. PIC | 24/11/2011 – 11:30 PM | Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah Despite its inconclusiveness, the Cairo meeting between Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Misha’al was a positive step toward the restoration and even solidification of Palestinian national unity. It is […]

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