Abbas urged Hamas to endorse the reconciliation pact


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has urged Hamas to endorse a reconciliation pact drawn up with Egyptian mediation, AFP reported on Tuesday, citing the Egyptian news agency.

According to the report, Abbas highlighted the “importance” of inter-Palestinian reconciliation, adding that any outstanding issues between the West Bank-based Fatah government and the Hamas government in Gaza could be resolved during the implementation of the document.

He was speaking in Sharm e-Sheik following a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Abbas reportedly said, “If the paper is signed, we do not mind forming a transitional government or a government of technocrats or independents to oversee several issues, most notably receiving reconstruction funds.”



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