Ma'an News Agency (Analysis)
October 27, 2012 - 12:00am


Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that Hamas wants to implement a national reconciliation deal to unite Palestinians.

Haniyeh made the comments during an Eid speech in al-Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

The political division between Palestinians is an urgent issue, he said, adding that a recent visit by the Emir of Qatar helped to break the Israeli blockade imposed on the coastal enclave since 2007.

He called on Arab and Muslim leaders to make similar visits to Gaza, and thanked Egypt for its cooperation in facilitating the emir's visit.

The Gaza PM also called for an end to the suffering of the Syrian people and Palestinian refugees in Syria.


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