Hamas Says It Accepts Reconciliation Conditions, Includ…

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Hamas militant group on Sunday said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to clear the way for a reconciliation deal after a 10-year rift that has left the Palestinians divided between two governments.

In a statement issued overnight, Hamas said it was “responding to the generous Egyptian efforts, which reflect the Egyptian desire to end the split and achieve reconciliation, and based on our desire to achieve national unity.”




Image: PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL-GAZA-CONFLICT-HAMAS

Masked youth cadets of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, stand holding Kalashnikov assault rifles at a march in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis on September 15, 2017.