Meeting in Algeria among all Palestinian factions expected in October
Palestine's ambassador to Algeria, Fayez Muhammad Mahmoud Abu Aita, confirms that all Palestinian factions will participate in a meeting in Algeria, in the first week of October, in preparation for the upcoming Arab summit.
The ambassador of Palestine to Algeria, Fayez Muhammad Mahmoud Abu Aita, confirmed in a press conference on Monday that "there will be a meeting in Algeria, in the first week of October, among all Palestinian factions."
Abu Aita added that "delegates from Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad will participate in the meeting," stressing that "Palestine is very much reliant on the results of the upcoming Arab summit in Algeria."
"The outcomes of the Arab summit will be exceptional," revealing that "an Algerian delegation visited several Arab countries to consult on the matter of the Palestinian reconciliation," he expected.
The Palestinian ambassador also saw that Algeria "is able to achieve reconciliation between the Palestinian factions," explaining that "the number of factions taking part in the meeting is 15," referring mainly to "Fatah, Hamas, and Jihad."
He said that "regional parties sowed the seeds of discord between the Palestinian factions, financially, politically, and morally," concluding that "We need a solid Palestinian front to resist the Zionist entity."
Two weeks ago, Algeria sent Palestine the first official invitation to the upcoming Arab summit on November 1 in the state capital Algiers. The invitation was handed over by Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
In its preparations for the Arab summit, the Algerian government had called it the Palestine Summit, intending to unite the Arab ranks around the Palestinian cause.