Abbas reportedly agrees 'in principle' to renew talks with Hamas

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 3, 2007 09:52

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed in principle to renew mediation between his group Fatah and the rival Hamas, Israel Radio reported Wednesday. Abbas is set to meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Wednesday afternoon. Abbas reportedly answered a request by Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman who has been in touch with Abbas's loyalists as well as with Khaled Mashaal and other top Hamas figures. The pan-Arabic Asharq Alawsat reported that the Hamas movement also responded positively to Suleiman's mediation attempt.


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