Hamas and Fatah leaders on Wednesday discussed preparations for holding a rally
to celebrate, in the Gaza Strip, the 48th anniversary of the “launch of the
revolution” by Fatah.
The Fatah rally is expected to be held in a major
square in Gaza City on Friday.
Nabil Sha’ath, a member of the Fatah
Central Council, met in the city with Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the
Hamas government, who congratulated Fatah on the anniversary.
expressed hope that the Fatah event would pave the way for reconciliation
between the two rival parties.
He said he had instructed Hamas security
forces to do their utmost to ensure that the Fatah celebrations take place
safely and without disruptions.
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