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Abbas, Meshal meets Emir of Qatar
Abbas, Meshal meets Emir of Qatar
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ALRAY - The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal.

The Emir congratulated them on the national reconciliation agreement they reached in Gaza and stressed Qatar’s support for all efforts to end internal division and create an atmosphere of reconciliation in order to achieve the interests and aspirations of the Palestinian people.

For their part, Abbas and Meshal  thanked Hamad and appreciated Qatar’s stance in supporting  the Palestinian people to restore legitimate national rights and establish their independent state.

Both sides discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue.

On April 23, Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in Gaza, ending seven years of internal split between Gaza and West Bank.  

The deal stipulates the formation of a national unity government until legislative and presidential elections are held in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.