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Jailed PFLP leader calls on PA to stop punishing Gaza

The Secretary General of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestinian (PFLP), Ahmed Sa’adat

Fatah should accept the Egyptian proposal for reconciliation with Hamas and lift its punitive measures against Gaza, leader of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) inside Israeli jails Ahmad Sa'adat has said.

In a letter published by the PFLP's media office, Sa'adat called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to start a national dialogue and to commit to the outcomes of this dialogue regarding the national issue.

He stressed on the importance to reactivate the leadership of the PLO in order to prepare for the elections and a unity national council that includes all the Palestinian factions based on the Beirut understandings reached in 2017.

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He also called for the PA and Fatah to lift the punitive measures imposed on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and to resume full payments of the prisoners' salaries in Gaza.

Sa'adat said that imposing partial or complete punishment on these prisoners and their families contradicts the announced position which rejects the American request to do so.

Egypt has proposed a reconciliation plan which Hamas accepted last Thursday however Fatah is yet to reply.

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