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Palestinian Fatah, Hamas met in Turkey, officials say
Today's Zaman, Ankara ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 05/26/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The meeting, organized by a Finnish nongovernmental organization, was backed by Turkey, officials said. A Turkish Foreign Ministry official addressed a reception held at the opening of Saturday's meeting but no Turkish official attended the talks.

The meeting came after Fatah and Hamas proclaimed a landmark unity deal aimed at ending their bitter, four-year rift on May 4 in Cairo, Egypt. Turkey threw its support behind the reconciliation deal, with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attending the signing ceremony in Cairo and calling on Israel and the international community to also support the deal.

Fatah lawmaker Ashraf Juma confirmed that the Fatah side had talks with Hamas representatives at the Ankara meeting. Speaking to the Palestinian news agency Ma'an, Juma said members of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and Osama al-Farra, a Fatah politician who is mayor of the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, attended the talks on behalf of Fatah. Hamas was represented by Ahmad Yousef, an advisor to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and lawmakers Yahya Mousa and Ismail al-Asqar...

The historic reconciliation deal is a major step as Palestinians are planning to ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state in the fall. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah on Wednesday dismissed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's outline of a peace deal, presented during a speech to the US Congress this week, as a non-starter and said he's now setting his sights on the UN recognition of a Palestinian state unless the Israeli prime minister softens his stance by then.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fatah; hamas; israel; turkey
Palestinians wave flags as they celebrate the reconciliation between rival factions Fatah and Hamas, during a rally in Gaza City on May 11, 2011.

Palestinian Fatah, Hamas met in Turkey, officials say

1 posted on 05/26/2011 6:36:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Okay, so, there was one more I got to. ;’)


2 posted on 05/26/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
like I said, Obama’s speech last week gave the Arabs a green light to begin their “final solution for the Jew.” They are a throwback to Hitler.
3 posted on 05/26/2011 7:09:03 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

Technically, they’re an antecedent of Hitler. Islam is medieval fascism, and the Koran is a medievel Mein Kampf.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 7:46:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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