The President of the Palestinian authority and leader of Fatah Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) on Thursday, October 12, announced the achievement of a «final agreement» with Hamas and «overcoming Palestinian division.» His words are quoted by many international, Arab and Israeli media.
Abbas thanked Cairo for assistance in organization of negotiations.
The comments of the leaders of the «Islamic resistance movement» (Hamas) is more cautious.
Recall that today ended the first round of talks between the leaders of Fatah and Hamas, during which it is expected to resolve the main contentious issues in the framework of the so-called «internal reconciliation».
The Chairman of the Hamas political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said on a number of issues discussed, with the mediation of the Egyptians reached an agreement, its details will be made public at a press conference, which will take place on Thursday in Cairo.
Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli media write that the first phase was dedicated to the issue of so-called government of national unity, control over border crossings in Gaza and the payment of outstanding salaries of officials and employees of power structures in the sector.
Also, questions were raised about the supply of goods and food into Gaza.
Fatah raised the question of the abolition of the death penalty in Gaza, issued without the approval of the judicial system of the PA and Chairman of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas.
While questions about military control over Gaza and activities «Izaddina brigades of al-kasama» (armed wing of Hamas) has not been discussed. This was the Egyptians, who took on the role of intermediaries in the talks, warned Fatah a week ago.