Al Fatá, the movement led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas, the Islamist group that governs the Gaza Strip, showed an unusual unity on Thursday after years of controversy by agreeing to jointly face annexation plans from Israel from some areas of the West Bank.
At a joint press conference between Ramallah and Beirut, Jibril Rajub, member of the Central Committee of Al Fatá, and Salé Aruri, “number two” of Hamas, said they had decided to close their ranks for the Palestinian cause.
“The current scenario is the most dangerous for our Palestinian people, which is why we all have to face the challenge,” said Ramala Rajub, who explained that they are trying to combine a “strategic vision with all nationalist factions” to meet this challenge put. .
After years of division, he added, Al Fatá and Hamas must close their ranks to demonstrate to the international community, which has spoken out against the Israeli annexation plan, that the Palestinians are united in their struggle against the Palestinian news agency Wafa, reports .