MP: Abbas to meet Hamas chief
A Palestinian lawmaker has said that president Mahmud Abbas would meet with Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal this weekend in Damascus, AFP reported.
Independent MP Ziad Abu Amr, who is mediating between Fatah faction and its rival ruling Hamas party, said the meeting would be held on Saturday, during the president's weekend visit to Damascus. "A meeting was arranged. During our mediation, we have made progress on numerous questions, but two points remain unresolved," Abu Amr told AFP Thursday.
In Gaza, a Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhum, said "preparations" were under way for such a meeting, but that "no date has been fixed."
On Wednesday, a Palestinian official said that Abbas would not meet with Meshaal during his Damascus stay.