Special Report: Palestine-Israel Conflicts
GAZA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- A Hamas source on Saturday denied reports that
Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman has invited Palestinian factions for
an urgent meeting in Cairo after he returned from Washington.
The reports said that Suleiman wanted to brief the factions on the U.S.
administration's stance regarding Egypt's efforts to reconcile Hamas and
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement by forming a unity
"The movement did not receive any invitation for an urgent or regular
meeting with Mr. Suleiman," the source said.
The factions agreed on forming a transitional government but Hamas rejected
the international community's demands of recognizing Israel and renouncing
On the U.S. position towards the Palestinian unity talks, the source said
"We have often stressed that any external intervention in the dialogue are not
"The dialogue must be based on the national interests and principles, not
according to the American and foreign factors," the source stressed.
He added that the factions will head to Cairo soon to resume the dialogue
after they finish talks with their leaders.