Hamas delegation arrives in Cairo for unity talks
Published Wednesday 23/11/2011 (updated) 24/11/2011 12:33
Mashaal is expected to meet with Abbas on Thursday in Cairo.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A delegation from Hamas arrived in the Egyptian capital Wednesday in preparation for meetings with President Abbas in a bid to implement the reconciliation deal signed in May.
The delegation includes Khalid Mashaal, the head of the Hamas political bureau, Mousa Abu Marzouq, Muhammad Naser, Izzat al-Rishq, Khalil al-Hayya, and Nizar Awad.
Hamas leader Ismail Radwan said “we hope the meeting will be fruitful,” and added that the Islamist movement expected to agree with Fatah on establishing a joint authority in the occupied territories.
He also expressed hopes they would adopt a single national strategy.