Hamas accepts initiative of factions to end Palestinian division

Sep 26,2019

Hamas Chief: ‘I announce the agreement and acceptance of this national initiative completely and without any modification, notes or conditions.’

Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh announced on Thursday that his movement had accepted initiative of Palestinian factions to end internal Palestinian division.

During a meeting attended by representatives of the Palestinians factions held in his house, Haniyeh said: “This meeting is being held to announce our reply to the initiatives of the leaders of the Palestinian factions which included a national vision to achieve unity and end the division.”

He added: “I welcome all of the leaders of the national Palestinian factions who introduced this initiative, aiming to achieve the Palestinian unity.”

He continued: “I announce the agreement and acceptance of this national initiative completely and without any modification, notes or conditions.

“I hope that the leaders of the Palestinian faction succeed in completing their mission with our brothers –Fatah leadership.”

He stressed that this initiative would be the starting point for regaining Palestinian unity and ending the Palestinian division.

It is worth noting that Hamas, during the same meeting, told the Palestinian factions that it agrees on holding presidential and parliamentarian elections, in addition to the formation of a national unity government.

Haniyeh concluded his speech, saying: “I am honoured to submit the official reply of Hamas Movement to the leaders of the national Palestinian factions.”

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