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Haniyeh proposes unconditional resumption of reconciliation talks

February 10, 2014 at 11:56 am

Palestinian Prime Minister in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh proposed on Wednesday a clear vision for carrying out national reconciliation.

Speaking in a closed meeting with Palestinian academics, politicians and activists in the Gaza Strip, Haniyeh said that his movement, Hamas, is unconditionally ready to enter into reconciliation talks.

At the end of the meeting Haniyeh’s information aide Taher Al-Nono told a press conference that: “Haniyeh has renewed his proposal for an unconditional national reconciliation based on the Egyptian and Qatari understandings.”

Al-Nono added that: “Haniyeh is concerned with internally reinforcing the national front.”

Meanwhile, Al-Nono pointed out that the prime minister also expressed his concern about the strictness of the Israeli and regional siege of the Gaza Strip. He spoke about Hamas’ relationship with Egypt, reiterating that “it is very strong.”

Al-Nono indicated that Haniyeh plans to reconvene Wednesday’s meeting in two weeks’ time in order to brief his colleagues on the latest issues in Gaza.