April 9 - The Islamic Hamas movement its longtime rival Fatah are scheduled to meet in Gaza to continue bilateral meetings until the two can agree to put aside their differences and unite in the struggle for Palestinian national liberation.
According to Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, the two reached the decision to continue seeking paths towards forming a new front against Zionist-Israel after delegates met at the home of Hamas leader Ayman Taha in the Gaza Strip Wednesday night.
This will be the first formal arrangement in which Fatah envoys will be invited to the Gaza Strip since the Islamic Hamas movement ousted President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007.
Both sides say they have agreed, in principle, on the formation of a unity government, but claim to disagree on that government's particular platform. Representative from both organizations will meet in Cairo later this month to discuss more of the broader political issues concerning a potential unified Palestinian government. But for now both Hamas and Fatah have agreed to halt their media campaigns against one another and work cooperatively towards addressing the greater issue presented by the Zionist-Israeli occupation of Palestine.