Haneyya: Muslims and Christians are one people sharing the same pain
Ismail Haneyya, the premier of the PA caretaker government, stated during his meeting Wednesday with patriach Michel Sabbah and a high-level church delegation that Muslims and Christians in Palestine are one people with the same hopes, suffer the same pain and share the same aspirations and common destiny.
Haneyya also highlighted that his government would not allow anyone to come between or disturb the brotherhood of Christian and Muslim Palestinians.
In a press statement received by the PIC, Haneyya”s office reported that extensive discussions on a number of important issues in the Palestinian arena took place during the meeting especially the efforts made to end the state of internal division and the issues that concern the Palestinian Christians.
Patriarch Sabbah expressed his hope that the internal discord in the Palestinian arena would come to an end, calling on Hamas and Fatah factions to focus on the elements of unity and not on points of discord.
For his part, the premier renewed his affirmation that the Yemeni initiative is viable as a framework for dialog to end the crisis, asking the patriarch to urge PA chief Mahmoud Abbas to come to Gaza to discuss all issues on one table.