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PA: Dialogue with Hamas takes place from national perspective

Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, attends by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on 2 July 2020. [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]
Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, attends by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on 2 July 2020. [ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images]

Bilateral dialogue between Fatah and Hamas is taking place from a national perspective, the secretary of Fatah’s central committee, Jibril Rajoub, announced yesterday.

Responding to rumours about “disputes in the Fatah-Hamas national dialogue,” Rajoub stressed the claims were “baseless”.

“We are planning a nationally-focused bilateral framework for all the Palestinian people,” he pointd out,  adding that the potential outcomes would be “national”.

Fatah and Hamas’ recent agreement, he continued, would turn into a “national consensus.” “The PA will not set a date for elections until all factions agree on a national action,” he explained.

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