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Gazans protest slow pace of reconciliation talks
Published Thursday 02/02/2012 (updated) 03/02/2012 17:14
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Protestors pictured in Gaza.(MaanImages)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Dozens of people in the Gaza Strip took to the streets on Wednesday night to protest the slow progress of reconciliation talks.

Protesters banged empty cooking pots in a protest aimed at pressuring officials to speed up the process of national unity.

Spokesman for the campaign Shamekh Badra said the protest was a success due to the wide participation of diverse sectors of society.

The campaign, entitled "Loyalty to martyrs by ending the split," called on both Fatah and Hamas officials to speed up reconciliation in order to end the suffering of the Palestinian people.

The reconciliation deal set out a path to elections within a year, and the appointment of an interim government to unite both territories. But the parties could not agree on a candidate to lead the unity government.

After meeting in November to kickstart the stalled deal, Mashaal and Abbas indicated that elections would still be held by May 2012, and established several committees to oversee implementation of the deal, including the release of political prisoners, which have yet to deliver on its terms.

Secretary-general of Fatah Revolutionary Council Amin Maqboul told Ma'an last week that the Central Elections Commission has ruled out the possibility that elections will be held at the beginning of May as suggested.
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1 ) Julie / USA
02/02/2012 13:23
i'm really glad to see PEOPLE PROTESTING the slow dragging of feet and excuses of hamas and fatah !!!!! this is the people sending a very clear message to fatah and hamas: NO MORE EXCUSES ... LISTEN TO YOUR PEOPLE ... STOP DELAYING RECONCILIATION, JUST GET IT DONE !!!!

2 ) Tibi / Tubas
02/02/2012 14:45
There is NOTHING TO RECONCILE:
- Both sides want total control of Palestine,
- Both sides want Israel gone, and
- Neither can make it happen, United or NOT !!!

3 ) ABE / USA
02/02/2012 18:34
Amen Tibi, That is the truth.

4 ) Jakel / USA
02/02/2012 19:51
I see the banging of pots and I remember Abu's saying, "The empty wagon rattles loudest."

5 ) southparkbear / usa
02/02/2012 20:56
Tibi wait they may decide to hold a soccer match

6 ) EE / UK
03/02/2012 13:27
I would suggest that Ban Ki Moon on UN behalf to file suit in International Court of Justice or International Criminal Court against PLO, Hamas and maybe state of Gaza (if Gaza can be consider a state). He can also submit a complain to UN Security Council and be even with palestinians. One more thing - UN needs to send to Gaza several truck loads of new shoes as an aid to palestinians.
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