SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 18 January 2022, Tuesday |

Hamas: Fatah has rejected Russia invitation to hold reconciliation talks

Senior member of Hamas Political Bureau, Musa Abu Marzouq, said that Fatah has recently rejected a Russian invitation to hold new reconciliation talks.
Speaking to Al-Aqsa TV, Abu Marzouq said: “We [Hamas] are ready to work with all sides to end the Palestinian division and carry out comprehensive Palestinian elections.”
“We have never rejected any invitation aimed at regaining national unity based on maintaining the Palestinian principles.”
The senior Hamas leader continued: “It is impossible to carry out Palestinian elections that only fit a certain faction as per Fatah’s demand.”
Abu Marzouq called for Fatah to review its political stance and to stop its attempt to claim it is the sole representative of the Palestinians and exclude others.
“We will continue sticking to our principles and continue our struggle until the achievement of our people’s freedom,” he stressed.