Abu Hilal: Maintaining field calm not sign of weakness

[ 17/01/2011 – 10:19 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Khaled Abu Hilal, the secretary general of the Ahrar movement, said that the Palestinian factions were keen on maintaining field calm in the Gaza Strip in light of Israeli preparations for a new war to evade its internal and external crises.

Abu Hilal was responding to a question by Al-Quds satellite TV channel after a meeting for the Palestinian factions in Gaza that focused on Israeli war threats.

He said that the factions’ decision to maintain calm along the Gaza borders was based on keenness to spare the Palestinian people a new Israeli aggression and not a sign of weakness. He added that the decision did not deny the Palestinians the right to retaliate to Israeli attacks.

Abu Hilal: Maintaining field calm not sign of weakness.

Haneyya: Egypt willing to invite Palestinian factions for national talks

[ 16/01/2011 – 03:56 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya said that Egypt expressed its willingness to invite once again all Palestinian factions to Cairo to resume the inter-Palestinian reconciliation talks.

During his meeting on Saturday evening with a Kuwaiti delegation in Gaza, premier Haneyya noted that this Egyptian initiative was conveyed over the phone by intelligence director Omar Suleiman a few days ago.

The premier expressed his belief that this initiative reflects Egypt’s keenness on the national reconciliation in the Palestinian arena, stressing that Hamas would positively consider any invitations made by Egypt.

He pointed out to the many challenges the Palestinians are facing in the occupied territories of Jerusalem and the West Bank as well as in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The premier also talked about the Israeli war threats against Gaza, saying that these threats are real and Hamas deals with them seriously and responsibly.

Haneyya: Egypt willing to invite Palestinian factions for national talks.