Member of Hamas Political Bureau Mousa Abu Marzouq denied Friday that his movement had received a proposal from Fatah to achieve national reconciliation.
In a press release, Abu Marzouq noted that Egypt was exerting efforts to resume the reconciliation process.
Abu Marzouq’s remarks came following statements by Fatah deputy chief Mahmoud al-Aloul, in which he said that his movement was waiting the outcomes of Egyptian efforts in the reconciliation process.
As Fatah boycotts any discussion or meeting with Hamas, Abu Marzouq noted, al-Aloul’s comments need to be implemented on the ground.
Abu Marzouq reiterated that a unified Palestinian position would preserve the Palestinian cause amid all plans targeting it.
The senior Hamas official revealed that Egypt had submit a proposal to Fatah delegation, led by Azzam al-Ahmad, in a previous visit to Cairo to resume the reconciliation efforts, noting that the delegation requested to consult Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about the proposal.
After consulting Abbas, Abu Marzouq added, the Fatah delegation sent Egypt notes about its proposal and assured it about Fatah’s positive stance towards the proposal.
Abu Marzouq noted that the Egyptian delegation was supposed to resume the reconciliation talks, highlighting that there were signs of good faith to resume this process.
Noting that healing the Palestinian division and restructuring the Palestinian Home are the responsibility of Fatah and Hamas, Abu Marzouq called for focusing on the internal Palestinian issues.
The member of Hamas Political Bureau urged Fatah to change the way to deal with reconciliation.