Hamas says hasn't been contacted over conciliation effort

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 21, 2011 17:03

 
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Hamas on Monday said that it has received any official contacts from the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority government over a unity government proposal floated by PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Sunday, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

Hamas leader Salah al-Bardawil said that despite the lack of an "official initiative," the Gaza-based group was inclined to work towards reconciliation founded on "full partnership, based on national constants and upholding the right to resist," according to the report.

Bardawil added, however, that "Fayyad does not represent the Palestinian leadership" and that due to his lack of legitimacy, the PA prime minister is "not authorized to speak about public affairs," Ma'an reported.

Senior Fatah official Nabil Sha'ath on Sunday told Ma'an that contacts were in fact taking place and that it was "possible that we could shortly form a unity government which includes Hamas." He added, "This is essential if we are seeking to reach national conciliation."

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