Fatah and Hamas agree to complete the government’s handover of its responsibilities in Gaza next week

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) agreed on Sunday to end its responsibilities in the Gaza Strip by December 10.

A Palestinian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the two delegations agreed at the end of a round of dialogue held in the Egyptian capital to “complete the government’s ability to assume all responsibilities in the Gaza Strip until next Sunday.”

According to the official, the government will also receive this week all the revenues of the Ministry of Finance in the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Hamas, and will also cover the salaries of Hamas employees in the Gaza Strip last month, adding that the time will be determined later.

The official added that Hamas had also called for “the lifting of all sanctions on Gaza and there was an understanding of Fatah’s response” as soon as the Al-Wefaq government could assume all its functions.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has imposed a series of punitive measures to pressure Hamas, including power-related moves and salaries for workers in the sector, which is suffering from a crippling economic crisis.

For his part, said a member of the Political Bureau of Hamas Hossam Badran said that the various issues of reconciliation in the Cairo meetings.

Badran said in a statement that “the meetings will be completed later in order to implement the agreements,” stressing that “the government must perform its duties fully towards our people in Gaza and the West Bank alike.”

“There was an understanding in Cairo to remove the differences that took place over the last three weeks in terms of enabling the National Reconciliation Government to extend its authority and authority to the government,” said Azzam al-Ahmad, head of the Fatah movement’s official news agency. Gaza strip”.

Fatah and Hamas announced last week postponing the Palestinian Authority’s takeover of the Gaza Strip for 10 days, raising doubts about the chances of a successful round to end the 10-year rift.

The two movements announced the postponement of the handover of power after differences that led to the trajectory of the plan to restore power in the sector as scheduled on Friday.

The operation is supposed to lead to the transfer of power in the besieged sector from a movement that is rejected by a part of the international community to an internationally recognized authority.