Hamas Islamic Resistance

UN, Qatari delegations to visit Gaza soon

14 July, 19

Abdel Latif al-Qanoa, Hamas spokesperson
Abdel Latif al-Qanoa, Hamas spokesperson

The United Nations and Qatari delegations will visit the Gaza Strip in the coming days to follow up the implementation of ceasefire understandings between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation, Hamas spokesperson Abdel Latif al-Qanoa said.

In a press release, al-Qanoa explained that the visiting delegations would follow up the construction of a power line, known as Line 161, and a hospital in north Gaza, as well as resolving the water crisis in the blockaded enclave. 

Al-Qanoa noted that the Egyptian security delegation assured Hamas that the Israeli occupation would abide by the ceasefire understandings during its latest visit to Gaza.

Noting that Hamas leadership briefed the Egyptian delegation on the Israeli occupation’s failure to implement the understandings, al-Qanoa said that his movement highlighted the necessity for the Israeli government to enforce all understandings agreed upon with the Palestinian resistance.   

Regarding the reconciliation efforts, al-Qanoa said that Hamas stressed that national reconciliation should be based on political partnership, highlighting the importance of holding the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s Temporary Leadership Framework and presidential and legislative elections. 

A delegation from Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate has left Gaza on Sunday morning following a visit to resume the ceasefire efforts with the Israeli occupation and to discuss the Palestinian reconciliation.

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh along with members of Hamas Political Bureau Yehya al-Sinwar, Khalil al-Hayya, Rawhi Mushtaha held a number of meetings with the Egyptian security delegation to discuss issues of ‘mutual concern’.

The Palestinian factions have reached at the end of last year a package of understandings with the Israeli occupation, brokered by the United Nations, Egypt, and Qatar, to ease the 12-year Israeli siege on Gaza. However, the Israeli occupation has not abided by all the understandings yet.