Senior Fatah leaders to visit Gaza Friday
Published Wednesday 05/02/2014 (updated) 09/02/2014 10:18
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A delegation of four Fatah officials is scheduled to visit the Gaza Strip on Friday, an official from the movement said.
A Gaza-based member of Fatah's Central Committee, Amal Hamad, told Ma'an that the delegation will review the situation of Fatah in the coastal enclave.
The delegation will consist of Nabil Shaath, Jamal Muheisin, Sakhr Bseisu and Muhammad al-Madani, who will report back to President Abbas following the visit.
Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has instructed security forces to accommodate the visit and said that the Fatah officials would be welcome in Gaza as part of creating a positive atmosphere for reconciliation talks.
Last week, the leading body of the Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip submitted its resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas.
An official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Ma'an that Gaza's chief Fatah leader Zakariyya al-Agha submitted the body's resignation in protest against interference in Gaza affairs by the Fatah Central Committee.