Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
Senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk on Wednesday said that the Palestinian reconciliation deal is in danger of failing following statements by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that there would be no unity government unless Hamas accepts Salam Fayyad as prime minister.
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Palestinian daily Felesteen quoted Marzouk as saying Abbas's insistence on Fayyad "is not reasonable."
He blamed Abbas for threatening to "return the Palestinians to the pre-reconciliation situation."
Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council, said last week
the Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah
was on hold, but the two sides were nevertheless continuing to hold
consultations on solving the crisis.
Abbas believes that western financial aid would be in jeopardy if Fayyad
was not allowed to serve as prime minister of the unity government.
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