Friday, February 25, 2011

Palestinian Unity Government in the works?

The Jerusalem Post reports that talks about a Palesinian unity government involving both major factions, Hamas and Fatah have advanced. It relies on Hamas refraining from violence, which could be a deal-breaker for that bloodthirsty terror group.
Palestinian sources familiar with the details of a unity government deal being discussed by Hamas and Fatah representatives, said that the proposed government would be headed by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and will include members from both factions and independents, Al-Hayat reported Thursday.
According to the report, the sources say that the plan has already been accepted by PA President Mahmoud Abbas and a number of Hamas leaders. The unity deal allows Hamas to continue ruling in the Gaza Strip as long as it refrains from violence. 
A sources quoted by Al-Hayat said that several Hamas figures have welcomed the plan, and that one of the group's leaders in Gaza, Mahmoud a-Zahar is open to the proposal.
More at The Jerusalem Post

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