World Bulletin / News Desk
Hamas chief-in-exile Khalid Mashaal telephoned President Abbas on Monday to confirm the Islamist movements' support for the upcoming UN bid, the official news agency Wafa reported.
A Hamas statement received by Ma'an reiterated Mashaal's call, stressing that the Nov. 29 bid must be based on a nationalistic vision and strategy which upholds the inalienable rights of the Palestinians.
The UN move should also be based on strong Palestinian principles, the most important of which is resistance.
Mashaal further stressed that political reconciliation is a necessity and should be achieved "in light of the positive atmosphere following the victory of our people in Gaza."
Reconciliation talks have repeatedly stumbled since Hamas and Fatah signed an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement in May 2011, but Israel's eight-day war on the Gaza Strip which ended Wednesday gave political impetus to ending the division.Last Mod: 26 Kasım 2012, 13:28