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Fatah: The US and some Arab states do not support reconciliation with Hamas

The US and some Arab countries are annoyed about the reconciliation agreement signed between Fatah and Hamas, Head of Fatah bloc in the Palestinian Legislative Council Azzam Al-Ahmad said.

Al-Ahmad said that some EU states and the US object to the reconciliation. The US says supporting a new government, which includes Hamas, is a breach of its law. "We should have the ability to say no to the US," Al-Ahmad said.

He reiterated that there are some Arab countries that are really annoyed with the reconciliation and they have started to put obstacles ahead of implementing the reconciliation agreement.

Al-Ahmad, who is the Fatah leader in charge finalising the reconciliation issues with Hamas, said that he has not yet discussed who will head the national government.

He renewed the commitment of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to announce the government within five weeks.

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