The Palestinian Fatah faction has accused the Hamas leadership of colluding with the Israeli government and abandoning the "right of return" principle.
In a statement released on Friday, Fatah said that the Hamas movement is sending messages to the American administration and to the Israeli government, asserting its acceptance of a deal on the basis of a state in Gaza under its control with a long term truce, at the expense of an independent Palestinian state to be established within the June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital and the Right of Return of the Palestinian People.
The movement pointed out that the Palestinian president rejected the US-Israeli proposal on what was described as the “deal of the century” in the name of the Palestinian people, but Hamas leaders are working to send signals of willingness to accept.
Fatah also pointed out that Hamas is carrying out its plan, “exploiting the public’s preoccupation with the battles of steadfastness on the ground in Jerusalem and Khan al-Ahmar, and in all the sites of confronting the settlement and the occupation.”
News about Qatari communications and Hamas’ approval
Israeli TV channel 10 previously revealed that Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani tried to contact by telephone, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convince Israel of Doha's plan to conclude a truce agreement with the Palestinian factions in Gaza, led by Hamas, through written messages and confidential communications in order to communicate with Netanyahu and convince him.
The TV channel further revealed that Qatar’s foreign minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, sent a letter last May aimed at delivering a plan.
According to the Israeli channel, the Qatari proposal revealed that Hamas agreed to stop the violence in exchange for a plan to improve the infrastructure, electricity and sanitation in Gaza, as well as the establishment of commercial infrastructure through a port or airport in Gaza.
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