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An earlier meeting of the terrorist troika in bed sheets at the Mecca smooch stone.

The only talk they know is from the barrel of a gun.

Hamas, Fatah blame each other for unity talks’ failure

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH02/26/2012 01:58

Abbas meets Haniyeh for first time since 2007.

Hamas and Fatah traded allegations over the weekend regarding the failure of efforts to form a Palestinian unity government.

Last Thursday during a meeting in Cairo, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal decided to postpone talks over the formation of a unity government envisaged by the recent Qatari-brokered reconciliation deal between the rival parties.

Abbas also met Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh late on Thursday night, marking the first face-to-face conversation between the two leaders since 2007, when the Islamist group seized full control of the Gaza Strip.

Meeting at Al-Andalus Castle in the Egyptian capital, the rival Palestinian leaders discussed Fatah-Hamas reconciliation efforts, including differences of opinion that have stalled the implementation of the unity deal, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported on Friday.

Azzam al-Ahmed, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said the decision to postpone unity talks had been taken at the request of the Hamas leadership.

“There is an internal dispute within Hamas over the formation of a unity government,” he said. “Hamas asked for the delay and President Mahmoud Abbas, who understands the difficulties facing Hamas, agreed to postpone the talks.”

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2 Responses

  1. Imagine! These two terrorist groups argue and kill each other over the issue of how best to kill Jews. Quite a tragedy when you really think about it; not that I wish they were united in their goal. Rather, the tragedy is that they hold this goal.

    BTW, Dr. Pipes had an interesting observation recently regarding the “Arab Spring”. He noted that as Islamists approach the point of taking power (or shortly thereafter) they tend to split into factions that fight bitterly among themselves. He noted that the Egyptian Islamists have split into two groups (The Salafists and the Ikhwan) and has noticed much of the same happening in Libya and other countries. Iran also has this problem but it isn’t publicized very much. I guess I’m changing the subject a little bit, but as we witnessed the violence in Gaza after the Israeli evacuation, the observation seems consistent.

    1. Exactly TINSC. What you say (Pipes) underlines the traditional understanding of Arab societies. Family, village and tribe. The idea of nationhood goes out the window when they start dividing up the power.

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