RAMALLAH, March 16 (JMCC) - Hamas
leader Ahmad Yusef is hopeful that the political dissension between Fateh
and the Islamic Resistance Movement will be resolved by the coming Arab summit, he writes.
Fatah has signed the Egyptian document, while Hamas hesitated asking for clarification on some of the points in the document. Moreover, it was thought that Egypt would take the initiative to invite the parties to a final session or at least call on all factions to put the final touches on the document. Unfortunately, Cairo insisted on the signing of the document and stated that the comments and reservations made by Hamas and other Palestinian political factions would be taken into consideration during the direct implementation phase of reconciliation on the ground.Read
This situation resulted in a complete halt to all dialogue and efforts to achieve reconciliation and Palestinian unity. We have all committed mistakes and the nature and severity of them vary. Despite this, we shall overcome. Today, there are Arab, Libyan and Saudi efforts to overcome the obstacles that hinder the signing of the Egyptian document for national reconciliation. We hope that these efforts will be fruitful when presented during the upcoming Arab summit in Tripoli on 27 March.
Yusef's opinion peace in the Palestine Chronicle