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Agreement between Fatah and Hamas

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  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    "The revolutionary changes taking place in the region compel Fatah and Hamas to think on new lines for their own survival" - Dr. T. Jayassinghe (Asian Tribune)

    Text of the Agreement between Fatah and Hamas

    3 May 2011 | Palestine Monitor

    Translated by Al Mubadara, the Palestinian National Initiative, this document is currently in the process of being signed by all of Palestine's factions and parties.

    Under the auspices of Egypt, delegations from the Fatah and Hamas movements met in Cairo on April 27, 2011 to discuss the issues concerning ending the political division and the achievement of national unity. On top of the issues were some reservations related to the Palestinian National Unity Accord made in 2009.

    Both political parties mutually agreed that the basis of understanding made during the meeting are committing to both parties in the implementation of the Palestinian National Reconciliation Agreement. The basis of understanding agreed upon by Fatah and Hamas are as follows:

    1. Elections

    A. Election Committee:

    Both Fatah and Hamas agree to identify the names of the members of the Central Election Commission in agreement with the Palestinian factions. This list will then be submitted to the Palestinian President who will issue a decree of the reformation of the committee.

    B. Electoral Court:

    Both Fatah and Hamas agree on the nomination of no more than twelve judges to be members of the Electoral Court. This list will then be submitted to the Palestinian President in order to take the necessary legal actions to form the Electoral Court in agreement with the Palestinian factions.

    C. Timing of Elections:

    The Legislative, Presidential, and the Palestinian National Council elections will be conducted at the same time exactly one year after the signing of the Palestinian National Reconciliation Agreement.

    2. Palestine Liberation Organization

    The political parties of both Fatah and Hamas agree that the tasks and decisions of the provisional interim leadership cannot be hindered or obstructed, but in a manner that is not conflicting with the authorities of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

    3. Security

    It was emphasized that the formation of the Higher Security Committee which will be formed by a decree of the Palestinian President and will consist of professional officers in consensus.


    A. Formation of the Government:

    Both Fatah and Hamas agree to form a Palestinian government and to appoint the Prime Minister and Ministers in consensus between them.

    B. Functions of the Government:

    1. Preparation of necessary condition for the conduction of Presidential, Legislative and the Palestinian National Council elections. 2. Supervising and addressing the prevalent issues regarding the internal Palestinian reconciliation resulting from the state of division. 3. Follow-up of the reconstruction operations in the Gaza Strip and the efforts to end the siege and blockade that is imposed on it. 4. Continuation of the implementation of the provisions of the Palestinian National Accord. 5. To resolve the civil and administrative problems that resulted from the division. 6. Unification of the Palestinian National Authority institutions in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. 7. To fix the status of the associations, Non-Governmental Organizations and charities. 5. Legislative Council:

    Both Fatah and Hamas agree to reactivate the Palestinian Legislative Council in accordance to the Basic Law.

    NB: Hawa wakiweza kuungana na kusahau tofauti zao itakuwa ni mwanzo mzuri!
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    Manumbu JF-Expert Member

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    bila kuwa na strong and common patriotic front, movement za kuikomboa palestina will always prove futile. na sijui kwa nini hawa watu hajaungana siku zote hizi. cha msingi sasa ni kuwa wajitahidi kuzuia infiltration ya adui wao kwenye himaya zao ili waweze fanikisha uhuru halali na halisi wa palestina. na eneo hilo litulie na dunia iweze kupumua kidogo na vurugu za mashariki ya kati
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    Celebrations in Ramallah and Jenin after unity deal
    Published 04 May 2011


    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Palestinians launched balloons Wednesday in the West Bank, celebrating the national unity agreement. Many distributed sweets to people in the road and congratulated and crowds congratulated one another. People Held Palestinian flags and chanted slogans that encourage unity.

    Mu’taz Qar’oush, a reveler holding flags and celebrating, said: "The internal split put an end to democracy and interrupted the legislature." He added that the occupation supported this split.

    Qar’oush added that the US and Israeli position on the unity government means that they don’t want to see Palestinians united, presumably in order to keep the occupation strong.

    Some 100 balloons also filled the sky in Jenin,

    Muhammad Abu Al-Hayaja, who was directing the event, said that people were ecstatic to celebrate the efforts of reconciliation and unity sponsored by Egypt.

    He added that this split damaged Palestinian organizations and caused a number of problems.

    -Ma'an News Agency: