The Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas agreed on Sunday on a new timetable to activate Doha unity deal and to form common government.
Under the deal agreed to in Cairo, the Palestinian Elections Commission will begin work in Gaza Strip on May 27, after whichwill immediately begin consultations on a consensus government as previously agreed by party leaders.
Members of the new cabinet will be agreed upon within 10 days from the start of consultations.
The unity government will operate for six months, during which time it will set a date for general elections.
The unity government will be also responsible for the file of Gaza reconstruction, and will follow up the committees of freedoms in the West Bank and Gaza.
Meanwhile in Cairo, a temporary truce as Hamas does not and will not recognize Israel as a state., deputy of Hamas Political Bureau chief , stated that Hamas movement does not object to negotiating with Israel any agreement would be seen as only
For his part, Hamas spokesman in Gaza Fawzi Barhoum said in a statement on his Facebook page that the agreement, under Egyptian patronage, overcame past obstacles and approved mechanics and timeframe for each of the reconciliation agreement’s articles. He hoped that the new Cairo agreement would end up in success, which all Palestinian parties aspire for.
On Feb. 5, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas' political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal, agreed in the Qatari capital, Doha that the Palestinian president should head an interim government in preparation for elections. However, the agreement never got off the ground because of disagreements over implementation, as well as opposition from the armed branch of Hamas in Gaza who balked at giving up some of their powers to Abbas and Fatah movement.