Special report: Internal situation in
GAZA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) --
Spokesman for the Hamas-led Palestinian government said on Saturday Prime
Minister Ismail Haneya and President Mahmoud Abbas were likely to meet this week
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R)
and Prime Minister Ismail Haniya are likely to meet this week,
according to a spokesman for the Hamas-led Palestinian
government.(Xinhua/AFP File Photo)
Spokesman Ghazi Hamad told reporters that Abbas was
expected to arrive in Gaza before Thursday and discuss with Haneya about the
forming of the proposed government of national unity.
Abbas and Haneya reached an initial agreement on forming
the coalition government based on the Prisoners' Document of National
Accordance, which calls for establishment of a Palestinian state alongside
Israel, to replace the incumbent Hamas-led one.
The move was seen as an effort to get the Palestinian
territory out of an economic and political crisis triggered by the West and
Israel's cutting off of direct aid due to the ruling Hamas' refusal to meet the
conditions of recognizing Israel, renouncing violence and respecting previous
agreements signed with Israel.
The talks was suspended last month, when Abbas left for
New York to attend meetings of UN General Assembly.
Speaking before Hamas supporters on Friday, Haneya
called on Abbas to come to Gaza to continue the talks, which to some extent
lapsed into a stalemate as Hamas remains adamant on its stance of refusing to
Hamad said that only a serious meeting between the
two leaders could put an end to the internal crisis in the Palestinian
territories and subsequent clashes between members of Fatah and Hamas.
Hamas also called for a meeting of reconciliation
between the rival movements of Fatah and Hamas.
Tension between Fatah and Hamas mounted after talks
on the unity government stalled as Fatah accused Hamas of reneging on previous
Haneya: Hamas will not recognize
GAZA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua)-- Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail
Haneya told a rally here on Friday that his Hamas movement would not be pushed
out of power or soften its positions towards Israel and recognize the Jewish
Addressing a crowed of his supporters, Haneya, also a
senior leader of Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), said that "We say we will
be in every government,... we will stay in the government." <<Full