Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)
May 7, 2012 - 12:00am

The recent meetings with Hamas held in Cairo accomplished nothing toward Palestinian reconciliation, Fatah central committee member Azzam al-Ahmed said Monday.

Egyptian officials and Hamas leaders held several meetings to consider ways to achieve reconciliation between Palestinian factions, Ahmed told the official Palestinian radio. Hamas has not yet responded.

"We informed Hamas that achieving the reconciliation doesn't require new negotiations or discussions since there is an agreement that should be accurately achieved," Ahmed said.

"Talking about new meetings and dialogues is a waste of time, misleading for the Palestinian public opinion and an attempt to reverse what has been agreed on," he added.

Ahmed highlighted his movement's demand of holding a central election committee in Gaza so President Mahmoud Abbas would start talks over formation of the consensus government. He said communications between the two movements are ongoing.

He also accused Hamas of not wanting to hold elections, and hoped the group would allow preparations for the elections soon in Gaza.

Abbas will announce a cabinet reshuffle very soon, Ahmed said.


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