Thursday, March 12, 2009

Egypt to Palestinian Factions: Unity Agreement by Saturday


"12/03/2009 Egypt wants a power-sharing agreement between the various Palestinian factions by Saturday, a participant in the talks in Cairo said on Thursday.

Negotiator Samir Ghosheh, a member of one of the smaller factions, said that he and his colleagues were told by Egypt that they need to produce an agreement by the weekend. An accord is seen as essential for financing reconstruction in Gaza.

However, efforts to achieve reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas faced difficulties on Wednesday as the Islamic resistance movement accused the Palestinian Authority security forces of pursuing their crackdown on its supporters in the occupied West Bank......."

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