This is the time to achieve Palestinian reconciliation, the Safa News Agency reported member of the Fatah Central Committee Mohammad Shtayyeh saying yesterday.
He stressed that the reconciliation efforts have Arab support. “It is a Palestinian-Palestinian interest and an Egyptian and Arabic interest,” he said.
The Fatah official claimed that local and regional issues forced Hamas to accept the reconciliation, saying that Fatah’s main concern is to “close this black page”.
Meanwhile, he said that the government is to hold its meeting in Gaza on Monday and it would take up its responsibilities soon. He also noted that Egypt would send a delegation to monitor the implementation of the reconciliation.
He called for Israel to be put under pressure to end the restrictions it has imposed on the entry of construction materials to the besieged Gaza Strip.