The Palestinian people will not descend into a civil war, and the rival Hamas and Fatah groups will overcome the current round of violence that has plagued the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday.
"We are concerned about ending this crisis. The term civil war does not exist in our dictionary," Haniyeh said as he entered a meeting with the 13 Palestinian factions to discuss the recent events.
"I assure our people that we can overcome these incidents. These incidents have taken place before and we have overcome the similar incidents," he added.