Hamas and Fatah Meet in Cairo to Name PM of Unity Government
Dr. Yousef Rezka, political advisor to Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya, said that the next week meeting in Cairo between Fatah and Hamas will discuss possible Prime Minister candidate for the national unity government along with potential cabinet members.
Rezka noted in a statement on Wednesday that the national reconciliation agreement stipulated the formation of technocratic government from competent and qualified Palestinian figures.
He said that the premier should be from the Gaza Strip with full jurisdictions according to the Palestinian bylaw, adding that it would be a mistake to pick all leaders, the president, the parliament speaker, and the premier, from the West Bank.
Rezka explained that the reason premier should be based in Gaza to facilitate his movement in and out of the Strip through the Rafah terminal away from Israeli restrictions and searches as is the case in the West Bank crossings.
Rezka added that all parties were in agreement that powers should be divided between Gaza and the West Bank.