Gaza, Al Ray - A five-member delegation commissioned by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have arrived in Gaza on Tuesday evening to discuss reconciliation with Hamas.
The delegation entered Gaza through the Beit Hanoun crossing (Erez), headed by Azzam al-Ahmad, the Fateh movement leader in charge of reconciliation file.
The other members are Secretary-General of Palestinian National Initiative, Mostafa Barghouthi, Munib Masri, an independent businessman, Jamil Shehadeh, an Arab Palestinian Front leader Arab Palestinian and Bassam Salhi, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian People's Party.
The Abbas-delegated officials will be received by Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh at his home.
The aim of the visit is to hold meetings with Hamas officials to develop mechanisms to implement the reconciliation agreements previously signed with Fateh in Doha and Cairo.
Dr Ismail Haniyeh is expected to deliver a speech after his meeting with the delegation today at his home in the al-Shate' refugee camp west of Gaza City.