Representatives of Hamas and Fatah are scheduled to hold talks in Cairo on
Tuesday to discuss the formation of a Palestinian unity government.
al-Louh, a top Fatah official, said that the two parties would discuss the names
of candidates who would serve as ministers in a unity government that would be
headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Last year, Hamas
and Fatah reached an agreement in Doha, Qatar, to form a unity government that
would pave the way for new presidential and parliamentary elections. The
agreement stipulates that Abbas would serve as prime minister in addition to his
job as PA president.
Abbas is scheduled to visit Cairo on Thursday for
talks with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi aimed at ending the Fatah-Hamas