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Will Fatah Wake up and Dialogue?

Saleh Al-Naami writes in Al-Ahram:

Russia’s attempts to overcome the stand-off between Palestine’s political factions conflict with US-Israeli pressures.

“Perhaps we can choose a formulation that is more moderate and less provocative to people here,” said Ghazi Hamed, spokesperson for the dismissed government of Ismail Haniyeh, about the recommendation he received by phone from a prominent leader of the Fatah movement in the West Bank. The recommendation concerned an exit from the domestic political crisis that has beset the Palestinian people since the Hamas movement took control of the Gaza Strip and the subsequent measures announced by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen). On the other end of the phone line was Major-General Jibril Al-Rajoub, former national security adviser and member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council. He is one of the few Fatah leaders who are openly calling for dialogue with Hamas and demanding that Abu Mazen show flexibility in his position. Hamed and Al-Rajoub secretly exchange numerous ideas on how to exit the current crisis daily. Although the leaders of Fatah and Hamas do not hasten to accept these ideas, each of them continues to check the pulse of their leadership and attempts to push it towards agreement and flexibility.

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