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Palestinians embark on perilous path to political unity

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Palestinians Oct 2

Published: 2 October 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Fatah and Hamas leaders meet to thrash out a reconciliation and way forward, while Abbas rejects the ‘Hezbollah model’ in Gaza and seeks the arrest of his former rival

Palestinian PM crosses Into Gaza in major step toward reconciliation with Hamas (Haaretz)
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered outside the Hamas-controlled checkpoint, down the road from Israel's Erez border crossing through which Rami Hamdallah and his delegation passed, to welcome the prime minister

Sick of running Gaza, Hamas may be aiming to switch to a Hezbollah-style role (Times of Israel)
AVI ISSACHAROFF Islamist terror group has internalised that taking full responsibility for Gaza is a recipe for trouble. Better to do a unity deal and let the PA do the dirty work

PA to seek Dahlan's arrest through Interpol, officials say (Middle-East Eye)
Exiled rival of Mahmoud Abbas, convicted of corruption in 2016, will be 'on top of the list' of names of fugitives sought by PA through Interpol

Abbas says no to 'Hezbollah model' in Gaza as Hamas hopes to retain armed wing (Haaretz)
Hamas' military wing is the main obstacle in resuming PA control of Gaza, officials say, with first joint government meeting slated for Tuesday

How blood money, diplomacy and desperation are reuniting Palestine (Reuters/New York Times)
If Hamas has swallowed a bitter pill by ending the feud with Fatah, perhaps bitterest of all is the role played by exiled former Gaza security chief Mohammed Dahlan

Photo: Palestinians celebrate as they wait for the arrival of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza on Monday (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)



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