Leadership meeting between Fatah, Hamas in Beirut affirms unity
Fatah and Hamas officials emphasize in Beirut the need to strengthen Palestinian unity in the face of the Israeli occupation.
A member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement and Commissioner of National Relations, Azzam Al-Ahmad, met on Sunday with a member of the political bureau of the Hamas movement and the Deputy Head of the movement abroad, Mousa Abu Marzouq, at the Palestinian Embassy in Beirut.
During the meeting, the two officials stressed the need to strengthen efforts to unify the national ranks, strengthen the Palestinian unity in the face of the Israeli occupation, fight the projects of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu that aim to expand colonial settlements, and divide Al-Aqsa Mosque, Wafa Agency reported.
In addition, the attendees affirmed adherence to the Palestinian national rights and constants, rejecting normalization and settlement projects, with emphasis on the need to implement the outcomes of the dialogue that was held in Algeria for Palestinian reunification in accordance with the Algeria Declaration.
The attendees also stressed the continuation of the struggle to achieve the goals of the Palestinian people in freedom, the right to return, and independence.
Algeria received on October 11 and 12 the delegations of 14 Palestinian factions that signed a reconciliation agreement called the Algeria Declaration under the auspice of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
The Declaration highlighted the importance of the Palestinian factions "taking practical steps to put an end to the divide and realizing national reconciliation in Palestine, as well as enshrining the principle of political partnership between all Palestinian forces via elections."
It also called for bolstering the role of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), describing it as the sole legal representative of the Palestinian people, and highlighted the importance of the Palestinian factions coming together and collaborating to make the PLO's work more effective.