Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Fatah-Hamas talks suspended until end of April

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 2, 2009
Fatah and Hamas officials were trying to resolve differences ahead of polls next year

Fatah and Hamas officials were trying to resolve differences ahead of polls next year

The rival Palestinian Hamas and Fatah faction have suspended unity talks in Cairo after they were unable to reach an agreement, sources say.

The Egyptian-mediated process will resume in three weeks, Nabil Shaath, a senior Fatah official, said on Thursday.

For full article, visit http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/04/200942145427594526.html

The Hamas movement on Thursday accused Fatah of sabotaging talks in Cairo aimed at restoring unity to the Palestinian government.

Meanwhile, senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath told Ma’an that there are “creative propositions that were presented and each movement needs to consult with its leadership on these proposals.”

He added that the talks were suspended until the end of April, adding that “we can’t say that this round of talks failed or succeeded,” but insisted that “the atmosphere at the talks was good.”

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36844

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Fayyad to stay on as PA prime minister – for now

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 30, 2009

Diplomats say Fayyad – who says he won’t reconsider resignation – has grown increasingly frustrated both by a lack of progress in peace talks with Israel and by opposition within Abbas’s secular Fatah faction to his control over the Palestinian Authority’s purse strings.

Samir Abdallah, Minister of Planning, said Fayyad’s meeting with his 15 ministers on Monday was the government’s last session.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074984.html