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Hamas reveals details of Egyptian reconciliation proposal

July 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu-Marzouq [Palestine & The Revolutions/Facebook]

Senior Hamas leader Musa Abu-Marzouq revealed yesterday the details of the Egyptian proposal for Palestinian reconciliation, Safa News Agency reported.

Abu-Marzouq said: “The new proposal includes mechanisms to carry out reconciliation in stages in a limited timeframe,” stressing that Hamas had accepted this proposal and “will not carry out any more reconciliation discussions”.

Cairo said that it was waiting for Fatah’s reply. “We hope that Egypt receives a positive response from Fatah in order to put an end to this era,” Abu-Marzouq said.

The proposal starts with lifting all the punitive measures imposed on the Gaza Strip, according to Abu-Marzouq. He noted that the proposal is limited because of the strict timeframe based on the Cairo Agreement reached between Fatah and Hamas in 2011.

Hamas accepts Egyptian vision for Palestinian reconciliation

Palestinian government ministers will practice their work in Gaza without changing the management hierarchies in their ministries in Gaza.

The Hamas leader said that civil servants employed by Hamas are to be paid by the PA, according to the proposal, and the internal collection of fees to be transferred to the PA after paying for the security officers employed by Hamas.

He also said that social reconciliation and security commissions will be reactivated, as well as the judicial and land authorities to be united under Egyptian supervision.

Abu-Marzouq stressed the importance of carrying out Palestinian National Council and Palestinian parliamentarian elections.

He also said that the Hamas delegation, which was invited last week to visit Cairo, discussed several issues related to the Palestinian cause and the mutual relationship between Hamas and Egypt.

Hamas: Reconciliation starts with lifting PA sanctions on Gaza