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Haniyeh: Unity govt disputes 'under control'
Published Friday 30/05/2014 (updated) 01/06/2014 12:35
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Friday that disputes about the formation of the unity government are "under control," a day after a Hamas spokesperson warned that the process could still take days.

The statements came a day after the PLO and Hamas said they were close to clinching a deal on the shape of the national coalition government that they had promised to form within 5 weeks of an April 23 unity deal.

The only two remaining points of contention are the ministry of detainees, which president Abbas wants to dissolve but Hamas refuses to, and the choice of the appointment for the foreign minister.

Haniyeh said during a Friday prayer sermon in Gaza that the most important steps had already been taken in forming the unity government and that negotiations are ongoing to reach an agreement on the points of disagreement.

Haniyeh added that "there is no turning back in regards to achieving reconciliation."

Haniyeh said that the ministry of detainees is "unwavering," and is important to keep, especially in light of the ongoing open hunger strike launched for 37 days by more than 100 Palestinian administrative detainees.

"We do not want to deal a blow to their morale by removing the ministry of detainees," he added, saying: "This cause must remain a priority, and we hope to reach a point of agreement on this with our brothers in Ramallah, so we can overcome this."

When the national unity government is formed, it will bring an end to seven years of Palestinian political division.
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1 ) Bemused / New Zealand
30/05/2014 22:53
Stay strong on the detainees - do not abandon them! Abbas has always been willing to use them as pawns in his political games, and it must STOP. International law is the red line that everyone, including Abbas, should not cross.

2 ) Mel / USA
30/05/2014 23:08
No dispute can be more important than UNIFYING Palestine,nationally!!
After 80 yrs,since the Palestinian Revolt,the Nakba&the self-declaration of 'Israel'&its continuous expansion-by all Jewish poliitical parties right-left¢rist-there has only been occupation &collective punishment of varying degrees for all Palestinians! That's a disgrace to global Jews,most of whom are not even Israeli,even if Israel seesitself as the core of Judaism.The occupation IS the 'dispute'.

3 ) Tibi / Tubas
31/05/2014 00:15
Maybe after Unity really exists it will be 'under control', but For now there is Neither Unity, Nor Control.

4 ) Outlier / USA
31/05/2014 00:39
Semantic double-speak for "serious disagreements still haven't been resolved."

5 ) Mel / USA
31/05/2014 23:43
Haniyeh's looking a bit pale & peeky in that photo,too?
Is he sick?
Looks like he's lost some weight too?

6 ) Rabiah / Gaza, Ps
01/06/2014 15:17
#Mel (5) - I'm sure its just all the pressure & excitement that comes with finally achieving national unity after such a long time. PM Haniyeh & Hamas are to be commended for making this happen, as are the President Abbas & the PA. PM Haniyeh is a 'hands on' person. if he didn't look a bit worn sometimes, you'd wonder what he'd been doing all this time.
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