Hamas chief briefs Qatari Emir on Cairo talks

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Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh voiced his appreciation to Qatar for its genuine stances in support of the Palestinian people on various occasions.

In a letter, Haniyeh briefed Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamed Al Thani on the outcomes of the Cairo talks, as his country provided assurances to implement the deal, along with Egypt, Turkey, and Russia.

The Hamas chief reaffirmed his movement’s decision to go ahead with reconciliation efforts by holding general elections on three stages: the legislative, presidential, and National Council elections.

"I am pointing to Qatar’s hopeful role in guaranteeing that the elections be held in their due dates as per the presidential decree and ensuring its integrity and fairness in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as in placing pressure on the Israeli occupation not to obstruct or intervene in the election process, particularly in occupied Jerusalem,” Haniyeh wrote.

Haniyeh also called on Qatar to take part in monitoring the Palestinian elections and work with the international community on respecting the election results.

The top Hamas leader noted that his movement is committed to all previous agreements and would work on creating a free environment necessary to hold the elections that reflect a civilised image of the Palestinian people.