News Brief 6/20/2011, Sivan 18, 5771
Fatah-Hamas Unity Off – For Now
Talks between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the Fatah movement, and Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal regarding forming a new PA cabinet have been postponed, a Fatah official said Sunday.AFP
reported that Abbas and Mashaal had been scheduled to meet in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss the make-up of an interim government.
The forming of a new government is one of the clauses in the unity pact recently signed by Hamas and Fatah. However, the talks have reportedly stalled on the issue of the identity of the prime minister who will head the transitional government.