Fatah: Egypt's Palestinian conciliation plan not to change
A senior member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party said Monday there will be no change to an Egyptian proposal aimed at making national Palestinian reconciliation, Xinhua reported.
The reconciliation efforts will eventually end with Islamic Hamas movement signing the Egyptian proposal "without any modification or adding any appendix to it," said Azzam Al-Ahmad, a member of Fatah Central Committee.
As a compromise, Hamas' reservations on the Egyptian plan would be reflected in a Palestinian document "that would be an internal Palestinian understanding and all factions would be committed to," Al-Ahmad told Voice of Palestine Radio.
On Friday, Fatah officials met the Damascus-based Hamas leadership in Syria and agreed to settle differences that Hamas rose when Egypt presented its plan last year.
The two sides are scheduled to meet again somewhere this week.
The reconciliation would end political split between the Hamas- controlled Gaza Strip and the West Bank, after Hamas routed pro- Abbas forces and ousted Fatah in deadly fighting in Gaza more than three years ago.