Hamas and Fatah agree to release detainers
Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 August /Trend/
The opposing Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas agreed during negotiation in Cairo on the release of all Palestinian political prisoners in the West Bank and Gaza Strip until the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (30 August), Egyptian media reported
Moreover, both movements reached an agreement on the formation of commission to issue foreign passports to the residents of the Gaza Strip, ruled by Hamas.
Until now, residents of the enclave are facing problems on getting the document recognized by the international community for leaving the sector.The fact is that the power to issue passports has the Palestinian National Authority, which controls the West Bank.
Agreement to create a commission became another outcome of the talks in Cairo which will issue the restoration of all Palestinian institutions and organizations that were forced to close due to intrapalestinian division.
Negotiations between Fatah delegation led by one of the leaders of Azzam al-Ahmad with representatives of Hamas movement which is headed by the deputy head of the Political Bureau of Musa Abu Marzouk resumed in the Egyptian capital on Sunday
The main task of the delegations - to agree on the implementation of the agreement reached in May this year, but there still remains only on paper.
The agreement on interpalestinian reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas was signed on 4th May, which reflects the decision to hold elections and form a unity government for a transitional period. Independent candidates will be included in cabinet council.
At the same time, the parties are still unable to agree on the candidacy of the future prime minister.
According to the announcement, the government will prepare a general presidential and parliamentary elections within six months under the auspices of the UN, Arab League and other international organizations and NGOs. Negotiations between Fatah and Hamas will continue in September.