A long awaited reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah looks promising but only time will tell.
|Wednesday, September 30,2009 22:38|
Khaled Meshaal, Hamas’s political leader, sounded optimistic as he announced that Hamas would sign the Egyptian reconciliation accord with Fatah and other Palestinian factions in October in an effort to pave the way for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
Nabil Amr, the Palestinian Authority’s envoy to Egypt, commented that Meshaal’s statements were encouraging. “But the real test will be in the coming weeks when we see what Hamas is willing to do to facilitate unity and live up to political and constitutional responsibilities. Amr continued, claiming that" Hamas needs to be more flexible and show more awareness of the Palestinian situation and that it shouldn’t miss the chance. Hamas has to focus on elections as a constitutional must, regardless of whether reconciliation is reached or not".
Fatah is still waiting to hear officially from the Egyptians details of Hamas’s proposed amendments.