Palestinians to resume unity talks

August 2006
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;8/18/2006, Vol. 50 Issue 33, p3
The article reports on the announcement of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniya that their respective Fatah and Hamas factions will begin negotiations to form a unity government. The prisoners' document also implicitly recognises Israel's right to exist and calls for a halt to attacks on its citizens and territory. In February 2006, talks on national unity broke down after Hamas rejected moves to recognise the state of Israel.


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