Hamas plans to consult on Fatah partnership

Hamas, the apparent victor of Palestinian parliament elections, plans to hold talks soon with the rival Fatah Party on forging a political partnership, a Hamas leader said Thursday. Hamas leader, Ismail Hania, said that "this issue is going to be one of our priorities in the near future." He said Hamas would start consultations with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah and other parties on forming a government. Legislator Ziad Abu Amr, an independent backed by Hamas, said Abbas was expected to go to Gaza soon to meet with Hamas leaders.