Fatah official: Political program of Fatah, Hamas identical

May 14, 2011 17:50


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The political programs of Hamas and Fatah are identical and the two parties should work toward consolidating their new partnership, Abdullah Abu Samhadana, a senior Fatah official in the Gaza Strip, said over the weekend.

His remarks were made during a rally to celebrate the recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation accord.

Abu Samhadana, who is one of Fatah’s top leaders, said that there was “full “conformity” between the political programs of Fatah and Hamas, particularly with regards to the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines, solving the issue of the refugees on the basis of UN resolution 194 and the release of all prisoners held in Israeli jails.

He called on both sides to work toward consolidating their political partnership, adding that they would have to form a coalition in the next elections in the PA.

The Fatah leader warned that Israel was doing its utmost to sabotage the Egyptian-sponsored reconciliation pact and urged the Arab and Islamic countries to provide the Palestinians with financial aid in light of Israel’s decision to withhold tax revenues to the PA.

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