Fatah delegation arrives in Gaza
Published Friday 07/02/2014 (updated) 09/02/2014 11:09
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Fatah Central Committee delegation arrived in Gaza on Friday as part of a visit to review the situation of Fatah in the coastal enclave.
Fatah spokesman in Gaza, Fayiz Abu Aita, told Ma'an that the delegation consisted of Nabil Shaath, Jamal Muheisin, Sakhr Bseisu and Muhammad al-Madani.
The delegation was greeted by Fatah and Hamas leaders, including Basim Naim, Ghazi Hamad, and Taher al-Nouno.
Abu Aita said that the delegation will examine the movement's internal organization and determine any difficulties faced by Fatah in Gaza.
The length and schedule of the visit have not yet been determined.
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.
The two main rival Palestinian parties have been on cold terms since 2006, when Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections.
In the following year, clashes erupted between Fatah and Hamas, leaving Hamas in control of the Strip and Fatah in control of the West Bank.