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News, May 2011
Abbas and Mesha'al Agree to Expedite Formulation of Transitional Government, Palestinians Celebrate Unity
April 5, 2011
Abbas, Mesha’al meet, agree to swift govt creation
Published today (updated) 05/05/2011 12:53 GAZA CITY (Ma'an) --
Hamas and Fat'h leaders agreed to accelerate efforts to form a
transitional government, in their first private meeting since the
signing of a unity deal in Cairo on Wednesday, which formally ended the
split between the factions.
Bahar calls for swift formation of government of technocrats
[ 05/05/2011 - 11:07 AM ]
Scores of Palestinians raised Hamas and Fatah banners as they filled the streets of Gaza city celebrating the signing of unity deal on Wednesday that ended a national split that has haunted the Palestinians over the past four years.
They shouted demands for unity behind the Palestinian constants and implementation of the terms agreed upon in the deal, without repeating what was experienced in previous agreements.
Speaking at one of the marches, Dr. Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, congratulated the Palestinians on the achievement.
He called on undersigners to act according to what was stipulated in the unity deal, also calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners and the swift formation of a new government of independent technocrats.
The senior lawmaker called on the United Nations and the Quartet to stand by the Palestinians in their quest for freedom without showing bias to Israel.
Concluding his speech, Bahar delivered a message directed at Israel, saying: ”We say to the Zionist occupation, openly before the world: our people are united, and Fatah, Hamas and all of the factions are united. This is the true response to all of the malicious statements against our people and our Palestinian unity.”
Celebrations Break Out Across Gaza And The West Bank As Palestinians Celebrate The Unity Deal
Celebrations have broken out across Gaza and the West Bank as Palestinians celebrate the unity deal between Fatah and Hamas. The deal ends a four year divide between the factions.
Ma'an news agency reports that in Gaza City around 300 people waving
Palestinian flags gathered to mark the event. The Palestinian News
Network has reported similar celebrations in the West Bank town of
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Attack Nabi Saleh Procession Celebrating Unity
Israeli occupation soldiers attacked on Wednesday a nonviolent
procession in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of
Nablus, as dozens of residents marched in the streets celebrating the
signing of the Palestinian unity agreement.
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