Jerusalem – The reliable Palestinian Ma’an news agency reports that a “national reconciliation conference” will shortly take place, aimed at bringing together the Fatah and the Hamas.
Ma’an reports that Simultaneous sessions, organized by the Popular Committee for National Reconciliation, will be held in Ramallah, Gaza, the Egyptian capital Cairo and the Qatari capital Doha.
The Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, will attend the session in Ramallah and the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani from Doha will also address the conference.
According to Ma’an, the initiative proposes a two-sided solution. “First is to call for the release of political prisoners on both sides and to agree on a program to work towards interim presidential and legislative elections. Second is to address security and the political system, in addition to reviving the Palestine Liberation Organization.”
In that context, Hamas terrorists now sitting in Palestinian Authority jails are to be freed this week, despite pledges of Machmud Abbas to Israel and the U.S. government
The Palestinian Authority has in recent days released at least three Hamas convicts, each of whom were found guilty of attempting to murder Israelis.
David Bedein can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His Web site is www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com
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