Palestinian faction Fatah: No state in Gaza, and no state without Gaza

File photo of Palestinain President Mahmoud Abbas speaking during a government meeting in Ramallah on January 14, 2018. (AFP)

Hamas senior official Izzat al-Risheq said on Friday that the movement offered its vision on the ceasefire deal and reconciliation, after the Palestinian factions ended their consultations in Cairo.

He added that Hamas listened to the ideas and observations by the Palestinian factions, stressing that any steps must be taken within the national framework.

Risheq said further that internal Palestinian talks on a long-term ceasefire agreement with Israel were put on pause until the conclusion of a Muslim holiday later this month.

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On the other hand, the Central Council of Fatah and the Palestinian Liberation Organization confirmed their total rejection of projects aimed at separating the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, stressing they were calling for “no state in the Gaza Strip and no state without the Gaza Strip.”

The council warned in a statement issued at the end of its 29th regular session in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank and in the presence of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as saying: “The proposal of humanitarian projects, ports and airports outside the borders of the State of Palestine” aims at “consecrating the destruction of the national project and the liquidation of the Palestinian cause,” the council warned.

The Council also explained that the truce with the Israeli occupation is a national responsibility and not a partisan action, as was during the indirect negotiations in 2014.

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