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Kuwaiti newspaper: Egypt pushing for Abbas-Dahlan reconciliation

Palestinian supporters of former leader of Fatah in Gaza, Mohammed Dahlan, hold posters depicting Dahlan during a protest against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza City December 18, 2014
Palestinian supporters of former leader of Fatah in Gaza, Mohammed Dahlan, hold posters depicting Dahlan during a protest against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza City December 18, 2014

Egypt has been exerting much efforts to achieve a reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority (PA), PLO and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas and the dismissed Fatah leader Mohamed Dahlan, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jareeda reported.

The attempts to bring Dahlan and Abbas together is part of a collective effort to end the difference among all Fatah leaders and achieve unity among the Palestinian movement. This, according to the newspaper, is a preliminary move toward a broader reconciliation among all Palestinian factions.

An informed source told Al-Jareeda that Egypt wanted to achieve the unity among Fatah initially, mainly between Abbas and Dahlan, who is currently in Cairo, then it wanted to try it between Fatah and Hamas.

According to the source, Fatah has issued a statement saying that it is opening a new page with its members, against whom it had taken disciplinary measures, including Dahlan.

The sources reiterated that this step came as part of an effort to bridge the gap between Fatah and Dahlan.

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