Egypt-led Arab body to rebuild security in Gaza

Ismail Haniyeh said his movement, Hamas, would not allow any security deterioration to take place in the Palestinian territories after the reconciliation deal.

Egypt-led Arab body to rebuild security in Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Arab committee led by Egypt will oversee the rebuilding of security apparatus in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank following the formation of the national unity government, Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday.

"We have agreed on all details in the security file, including dates, the national security mindset, the restructuring of security agencies, and banning security cooperation with Israel," Haniyeh added during a graduation ceremony at the police academy in Gaza.

On April 23, the West Bank-ruling movement Fatah and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, hammered out a reconciliation deal in Gaza with a view to healing the rifts that marred their relations since 2007.

The deal calls for the formation of a national unity government to serve until legislative elections are held in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Haniyeh said his movement, Hamas, would not allow any security deterioration to take place in the Palestinian territories after the reconciliation deal it signed with Fatah "under any conditions."

He added that his government succeeded in bringing security back to Gaza by rebuilding security agencies and depending on "honest" security personnel.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Mayıs 2014, 09:45
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