Gaza, ALRAY - Sofian Abu Zaidah, a member of Fatah Revolutionary Council announced that he will visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday for the first time since the internal conflict between Fatah and Hamas on 2007.
Abu Zaidah’s visit came as a response for Palestinian Prime Minister Isamil Haniyeh’s intiative. He announced on Jan,2014 that all Fatah members, except those accused of killing Palestinians during the factional violence that broke out in 2007, could return to Gaza "without any preconditions", in addition to the release of Fatah members from Gaza prisons .
Haniyeh stated that these decisions would reinforce the internal [Palestinian] front and pave the way for reconciliation.
Abu Zaidah welcomed Haniyeh’s decisions affirming that they are “a step in the right direction”. He called Fatah members for seizing the opportunity and to get back to the Gaza Strip to regain the lost trust between the two rivals.