Zahhar: Egypt told us about Fatah reluctance to achieve reconciliation

Zahhar: Egypt told us about Fatah reluctance to achieve reconciliation

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated Friday that Egyptian officials told his Movement that Fatah faction has no willingness at all to reach an agreement to end the inter-Palestinian division.


In a statement following the Friday prayers, Dr. Zahhar said that the reasons for the failure of the national dialog sessions became known to everyone, affirming that ex-PA chief Mahmoud Abbas implements publicly and blatantly the policies set by US officer Keith Dayton. 


He underlined that the Egyptian security delegation sent to Ramallah was carrying new proposals to shrink the gap between the main Palestinian rivals, reiterating his Movement’s keenness on the success of the national dialog.


The Hamas official pointed out that in the event no agreement was reached in the seventh round of the dialog, a new date would be set for another round.


In the same context, Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk, the deputy head of the political bureau of Hamas, said that the Egyptian security delegation’s meetings with Hamas leadership in Damascus were aimed to bridge the gap between Hamas and Fatah before initiating the next round of dialog.


In a statement to the PIC, Dr. Abu Marzouk underlined that the Egyptian mediator has a clear objective that is to reach a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, and acts according to its responsibilities in this regard.


He noted that the persistent inflexibility of Fatah leaders was the main reason for reaching a deadlock during the last round of dialog, adding that the things which were rejected by Fatah were either formulas reached by both sides or proposals made by Fatah itself.