Haniyeh: Strong chance for Palestinian dialogue to succeed
There is a strong chance talks resuming this week can help heal a rift between Hamas and Fatah movement, a senior Hamas leader said on Sunday. "We stress our interest in reaching an agreement to end the internal Palestinian division under Arab and Egyptian sponsorship," Ismail Haniyeh said on Hamas television in the Gaza Strip before an Arab summit convening in the Qatari capital on Monday.
"There is a strong chance for the Palestinian national dialogue to succeed for the Palestinian national reconciliation to be achieved," said Haniyeh.
According to Reuters, Haniyeh said differences with Abbas over policy toward Israel could be bridged by pledging to "respect" past agreements with the Jewish state.