Hamas-Fatah talks postponed until after Ramadan

A new round of Hamas-Fatah unity talks has been postponed until after the month of Ramadan, an Arabic newspaper reported on Sunday.

Hamas-Fatah talks postponed until after Ramadan

A new round of Hamas-Fatah unity talks has been postponed until after the month of Ramadan, an Arabic newspaper reported on Sunday.

The talks were set to start on Tuesday in Cairo.

According to Sharq Al-Awsat daily, an Egyptian official said that the delay came following the recent visits paid by an Egyptian security delegation to Ramallah and Damascus.

The Egyptian delegation, led by General Muhammad Ibrahim, met separately with Hamas and Fatah leaders.

Cairo has been mediating between Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah and Hamas with the aim of healing differences between the two.

Last month Egypt's official MENA news agency said talks between the feuding factions set for July 25 had been delayed for a month.

The talks hope to seal a deal on a new electoral law as well as define the make-up of security forces and of a committee to liaise between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank ahead of a Palestinian election in 2010.


Agencies

Last Mod: 23 Ağustos 2009, 14:22
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