The reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, signed Wednesday by the twin terror groups, is fast turning into reality on the ground - and on the airwaves.
Hamas TV Broadcasting in Judea, Samaria; PA TV in Gaza
Another sign of thaw between the twin terror groups: Hamas TV broadcasts in PA, and PA TV broadcasts in Gaza.
Gil Ronen, 05/05/11 20:46 | updated: 21:07
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Palestinian Authority sources reported Thursday that the television station run by the Fatah-controlled PA in Judea and Samaria is now broadcasting freely in Gaza, four years after it was taken off the air there. At the same time, Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV began broadcasting in Judea and Samaria, for the first time ever.
Both stations regularly incite their viewers to kill and hate Jews.
Residents of the PA are now busy speculating on the identity of the next PA prime minister, whose appointment is part of the deal signed by Fatah and Hamas. The agreement stipulates that the PM be a resident of Gaza. Hamas has offered the names of Kamalin Shaath, Muhammad Shbir, Jamal al-Hudri, Yihya al Saraj and Ghazi Tamer as candidates.
The Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency assessed Thursday that Kamalin Shaath, who runs the Islamic University in Gaza, is the most popular of the candidates. It said that he is an independent figure, unaligned with any organization or party.
Jamal Al-Hudri is said to be in second place. He is one of the leading activists behind the convoys and flotillas to Gaza.